A Lifeline for Families in Crisis
Final details of the 2,500 sq. ft. renovation to the “Canaries Room” are in process as we enter the month of August. Orphan’s Heart has used a series of missions groups and local tradesman to equip this room to serve children recovering from advanced levels of malnutrition. New installations include all the elements developed in the design addressing hygiene, food preparation and recreation requirements. The suite now has air conditioning, new windows and new cubicles. All under a new ceiling, the uncluttered space brings light deep into the large rooms to reflect the hope that is communicated through the work of staff and volunteers that operate this center every day.
On a hill in the city of San Juan de Sacatepequez, Guatemala, a medical facility is reviving and fully recuperating fragile children recovering from severe malnutrition. Orphan’s Heart uses the old tuberculosis hospital to reach out to families with malnourished children through intensive activities with both the children and their parents. Attracting many families from remote isolated regions, the children are admitted to recuperate minimal levels of nutrition.