Safe Homes For Children (Casa De Sion)

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Charitable Organization
San Andres
, Solola
December 30, 2013 - 9:59am
Guatemala
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
Vicki Dalia
1-276-388-3092
4765-2868
5 - 10
Education / Schools, Health / Medical, Women's Issues, Construction / Housing, Farming / Agriculture
Description:

Safe Homes For Children is fundamentally an orphan prevention program, trying to provide enough essentials for families so that children are able to stay with their families. Our work is centered amongst the 1.5 million Mayans around Lake Atitlan. We provide the following programs. Feeding and tutorial programs for elementary children. A weekly child development and prenatal class and children's playgroup for mamas and toddlers. This is followed by a nutritious lunch and distribution of formula and incaparina. We have a student scholarship program. Our property has a small 4 room clinic that welcomes volunteer medical and dental teams. We also provide emergency help for families dealing with major medical issues. This year we have added emergency relief to our mission and helped install 160 Shelter Box tents as well as provided many tons of emergency food and medical supplies. We have regular clothing and shoe distributions. We are in the process of becoming more sustainable and have a 100 bird chicken house ready to receive chickens and 10 acres of farm land ready to be turned into crops.Our programs need both financial and volunteer help to be able to benefit more communities.

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The Blog: Updates from Safe Homes For Children (Casa De Sion)
12/30/13

WE NEED YOU IN 2014; PLEASE MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY OR TOMORROW

 THESE PICTURES ARE OF A TEAM THAT CAME AT THANKSGIVING. THE PICTURES EPITOMIZE A LOT OF WHAT WE ARE ABOUT AND WHY WE NEED YOU.
HERE IS THE FIRST. THE TEAM IS WORKING  IN ONE OF OUR MAYAN COMMUNITIES PUTTING UP LAMINA ON HOMES THAT LEAK RAIN ON TOP OF THE DIRT FLOORS. OR THEIR BEDS.

SOME OF THE 300 KIDS WE GIVE  LUNCH AND A TUTOR 

THE CROWDS THAT TURN OUT WHENEVER THERE IS A PARTY OR A DISTRIBUTION OF FORMULA, INCAPARINA,  CLOTHES, OR SHOES. MOST OF THESE PEOPLE REALLY NEED WHAT THEY RECEIVE. WHEN YOUR EDUCATIONAL LEVEL IS 2ND GRADE IT IS HARD TO MAKE MORE THAN ABOUT $1.00 OR 2.00 A DAY
 CASA DE SION HAS ABOUT 10 EMPLOYEES IN GUATEMALA AND WHEN THE ORPHANAGE OPENS THAT WILL JUMP TO 20. PEOPLE WHO WOULD NOT HAVE A JOB WITHOUT US. HERE ARE TWO. JUANA ON THE LEFT. A 70 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO HAS WORKED FOR ME FOR 10 YEARS. NOT MANY OTHERS WOULD EMPLOYEE HER, BUT ALL WHO KNOW JUANA LOVE HER. IRVIN IS ON THE RIGHT. HE LOOKS 12 BUT IS REALLY 27. HE HAS A TEACHING CERT. AND IS IN LAW SCHOOL ON THE WEEK-ENDS.
 OUR MAMA AND TOT PROGRAM. 300 MAMAS AND ABOUT 600 TOTS AND INFANTS. THEY RECEIVE FORMULA AND INCAPARINA SUPPLEMENTATION . AS WELL AS EDUCATION IN NUTRITION, BREAST FEEDING, PARENTING AND CHRISTLIKE BEHAVIOR. THEY ARE PART OF OUR CLOTHING AND SHOE DISTRIBUTIONS

SOME KIDS AND VOLUNTEERS AT OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

PROGRAMS THAT WERE NOT MENTIONED ARE THE MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILDREN AND ADULTS THAT WE WORK WITH AND FINANCE MEDICAL TRAVEL, MEDICINES AND REHABS FOR
OR THE ORPHANAGE THAT WILL SOON HAVE CHILDREN IN IT FOR THOSE THAT CAN NOT STAY IN THEIR HOMES BECAUSE OF HORRIFIC ABUSE AND ABANDONMENT OR NO FAMILY. BY THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER, THE ORPHANAGE WILL PROBABLY BE FULL OF LITTLE RUG RATS THAT WILL COST ABOUT $300.00 A MONTH TO SUPPORT. WE NEED SPONSORS FOR THEM NOW.
OR THE 100 KIDS WHO WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE IN SCHOOL WITHOUT THE HELP THEY GET FROM US. SCHOOL IS NOT FREE IN THIS COUNTRY. RIGHT NOW WE ONLY HAVE 15 KIDS SPONSORED.
WITH ALL THESE THINGS WE NEED YOUR HELP. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS.A. SEND FORMULA OR CLOTHING OR ANYTHING USEFUL TO MY USA ADDRESSB. GATHER A TEAM [ WE LOVE ALL KINDS] AND COME VISIT US. STAY IN OUR VOLUNTEER HOUSING AND ALL THE MONEY EXCEPT WHAT WE TAKE OUT FOR YOUR FOOD, GOES INTO OUR PROGRAMS.C. GO TO www.casadesion.org/sponsorme and sponsor a school kid.D. GO TO  www.casadesion.org and click the donate button and donateE. SEND ME CASH IN THE MAIL AND I WILL PUT IT IN THE 501C3 ACCOUNT.F. DONATE NOW AND USE IT AS A TAX DEDUCTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS OR PERSONAL TAXES.G. PRAY ALWAYS FOR OUR FINANCIAL NEEDS TO BE MET AND OUR LIVES TO BE KEPT SAFE AND SPIRITUALLY FED.
MAY YOU BE BLESSED FOR YOUR HELP IN 2013 AND CONTINUE IT AS ABLE IN 2014. IT WILL HELP YOU BE SPIRITUALLY FED.
THANKSVICKI DALIA AND THE REST OF THE STAFF AND ALL THE MAYAN FOLKS WE HELP

10/19/13

Construction underway

9/28/13

Taking Kids on An Extended Volunteer Vacation

This is where we live in the USA. Fall is coming on and the trees will be beautiful in a couple of weeks. Every morning I come here to see the view which changes everyday.

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9/4/13

RAQUEL, at 8 years of age saves babies: her story

 My new , on probation, Director sent this touching powerpoint. he is just learning English so I give him a high five on this powerpoint and the English description.  Here is our little Raquel giving out the formula she bought with money she made selling lemonade.

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8/21/13

OUR LIST OF NEEDS

This is a starter NEEDS LIST

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