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.
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.
News about the Centre
Cutting and sewing workshop
The first stage of the workshop has just come to an end, and as you can imagine our mothers were very excited, and thrilled with their accomplishments!
December Traditions at the Manos Amigas Centre!!
Preparing to make the first Xmas in our Holy Family. We want to wish you happy holidays. This is how we enjoy our New Year's Eve traditions here in Guatemala.
Milton Bal first came to the foundation as a child.
He is now one of our elementary school teachers and this week worked with students on the maintenance of the playground.
Microprojects that need your help
The voices of former students
“I work here in the foundation as a primary school teacher.
I grew up here during my childhood.”