Casa Guatemala, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, offers a home, and educational, medical and nutritional attention to boys and girls of few resources in Guatemala through its “Pueblo de Niños,” community in the area of Río Dulce.
The community can house 300 children and 200 adults and provides classrooms, a library, a farm school, spaces for crafts workshops, sports or language learning, and a greenhouse where students can develop their agricultural skills.
In addition, the medical needs of the residents are looked after at a clinic and transportation services are available to those registered at the community.
Casa Guatemala works with professionals who are trained annually to cover the needs of the community. Both the Guatemalan teachers and the international volunteers are trained to eradicate illiteracy, and seek to put an end to the lack of attention from the State suffered by the Río Dulce inhabitants.
Casa Guatemala started this project in 1977 with a handful of collaborators. Today, the team is made up of 15 teachers, 20 staff and approximately 20 international volunteers.