WE REACHED OUR GOAL! Thank you to all who have made it possible to help so many. If you’d like to support our families in another way, please give to our general campaign (gofundme.com/f/acd-guatemala-doing-miracles-together) or our soon to be launched effort to create a new learning space for tutoring and access to internet and technology as schools will continue to closed well into 2021. 
Over the past 4 years, ACD Guatemala has built strong connections with children, parents, and community leaders in the Pacaja community of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  We’ve supported year-round up to 100 kids, and their families, with educational, emotional, and spiritual support, with the goal to reduce the trend of irregular migration and involvement in criminal or gang activities.  In the larger community, our medical clinic, migration education, efficient wood-burning stove installations, and water purification outreaches with hundreds of people has demonstrated our commitment to walk alongside our community to discover a new path of life and to pursue new opportunities in the face of economic and social hurdles.  As families have shared their stories, we’ve come to know more and more the challenges they face, but also witnessed great resilience and determination.