All Children need love, kindness, and a real chance to develop.
I know from personal experience that education empowers girls. When I was a child, I received the best gift of my life: I won a scholarship. That scholarship allowed me to reach my individual potential. It also helped me break cycles of intergenerational disadvantage.
I want the children of Las Delicias to have the same opportunities as I had. That’s why I founded Projecto Sonrisas
We need your help today to improve the facilities, furniture, and to bring school supplies to 4 primary schools and 3 secondary schools. There are around 700 students whose families lack financial resources. Children come walking on dirt roads in the sun or rain to study. They want to get ahead, but they lack the opportunities and tools.
Poverty in southern Guatemala is a painful reality. The necessities that we take for granted are out of the reach of many families here. We all feel the warmth of the smiles of children. Since 2015 the community Las Delicias in southern Guatemala is our current focus. This community has many basic needs for water, food, education, and housing.
The children are loving and lovable. The parents do the best they can with what they have, which isn’t much.
Proyecto Sonrisas is a nonprofit, apolitical, non-religious, and non-governmental entity. It supports educational projects throughout the year by collecting school materials and cash donations to improve the infrastructure of 4 primary schools and 3 secondary schools. In addition, we are collect gifts for Christmas.
We have 8 years of experience in making good use of the generous donations from numerous donors. Thanks to the generosity of donors and our experience together, we have made a positive impact on schools in the community.
We still have many projects to finish. School supplies are a necessity throughout the year.
After raising enough money, we invest the donations in the following way for the most immediate needs:
• Improvements in the facilities of the schools: roofs, access to drinking water, desks, blackboards, etc.
• School supplies: backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, etc.
Thank you for helping us to make a difference in the lives of children. Be assured that we take our responsibility as a steward of your funds very seriously. We regularly post photos on our project’s website.
Please visit our fan page for photos and videos: Proyecto Sonrisas
No matter what amount you're able to give, every donation makes a difference!
Creators of this fundraiser:
Amalia Jarquin, founder Proyecto Sonrisas, Guatemala
Milana Mack, volunteer USA
You can also contribute by bringing donations to Guatemala.