Manos Amigas Guatemala

The Project

A dream that has changed the lives of thousands of children and their mothers

The Centre

A safe home with education, healthcare and food for the mothers and children

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Manos Amigas Guatemala

The Manos Amigas Centre in Guatemala is a safe heaven that provides education and health care to children and their mothers through self-management and women's empowerment.

A project born in the 80's thanks to Sister Marcella which has changed the lives of over 5,000 children and their mothers.

How are your monies spent?
90% of all donations are spent on the children, the mothers and on the Centre in Guatemala. Only 10% is spent in administration.

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The Centre

The Manos Amigas centre is located in San Andrés Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala.

The philosophy of the Centre is not only to offer these mothers and their children a home to start a new life. It is above all to offer a period of tranquility and peace to train and learn skills to provide a long-term future in society. in order to be able to train and realize jobs that can later be performed in society.

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Microprojects that need your help

Un año un niño
One year, one child

Financial support for our children. Make a donation and make this year of their lives a happy one.

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Mothers' health care

We can help prevent cervical cancer with PAP tests. Make a donation for our next campaign.

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We love our yellow buses

Help us bring education to more children by donating to our buses’ maintenance.

News from Guatemala

Ser indigena y pobre

Being indigenous and being poor in Guatemala

They are more than half of the population, heirs of an ancient culture, holders of centuries of knowledge and bearers of traditions.

El tikal en guatemala

Tikal in Guatemala

According to a survey published by the TripAdvisor site, Guatemala's Tikal National Park ranks fifth among the best travel experiences in Central America.

Volcan de fuego

Volcano of fire

It was June 3rd when Guatemala's Fuego Volcano roared. The result was columns of ash and pyroclastic flows that caused the death of dozens of people.

Guatemala | The scars of more than 30 years of civil war

After the peace accords, the consequences are still felt mainly in the rural and poorest areas of Guatemala.

The voices of former students

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“The Foundation has given us the strength to believe that we can be better.”

Mª José Sánchez
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“I work here in the foundation as a primary school teacher.

I grew up here during my childhood.”

Milton Américo Frank Bal Mux
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“Sister Marcella gave us a home and here we learned the value and importance of education.”
“Someone made a small sacrifice to make me be here today, to make me a better person.”

Dafne y Donny Catalán