The “Pueblo de Niños” project of “Casa Guatemala,” which for the last 5 years has counted on the support of Fundación MAPFRE, benefits 500 people in situations of vulnerability in Río Dulce, Guatemala.
The center, located some 275 kms northeast of Guatemala City, not only includes homes, but also classrooms, a library, a farm school, spaces for crafts workshops, greenhouses, and a medical clinic. Transportation services are available to those registered at the community as well as to those who need the support of Casa Guatemala.
The “Pueblo de Niños,” began with the aim of offering a stable home in a healthy environment, surrounded by protection, security and the necessary stimuli for an adequate education. Not to mention offering alternatives which develop quality of life, such as the necessary medical services.
Casa Guatemala has been working for more than 40 years for the children in situations of vulnerability in the indigenous communities of Río Dulce. Today the team is made up of teachers, staff and international volunteers.