Hope for Guatemala is dedicated to helping the children and families of Zone 18 in Guatemala City break the cycle of poverty and help them achieve the quality of life that God desires for them.


Our mission is to provide the children and families with tools for their spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational development through specific integrated programs that help to treat the roots of poverty and not just the symptoms. Guided by faith, we give our children the opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams for a better tomorrow.


God has blessed the ministry greatly over the years. HOPE currently serves close to 150 children who represent approximately 80 families, and as a result positively impact the lives of more than 1000 people in Zone 18.  

These children come every weekday to City of Hope.  City of Hope is the name of our ministry center in Zone 18. The facility has a full kitchen, dining hall, bakery, and of course a soccer field.  It is a safe place for the children to come to every day and eat, learn, play, and draw nearer to Jesus.  

Only 1% of Guatemalan students graduate with a professional degree according to statistics provided by USAC, the national university of Guatemala. As a result, we offer daily tutoring and vocational training. We provide the children with school supplies to do their homework and projects as well as adult supervision and assistance with their assignments. In this way we motivate the children to continue their studies, learn a trade, and even dream of going to college.  

Hope for Guatemala is a registered 501(c) (3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.