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Urban Mosaic is an international organization, founded in 2006, based on Christian principles and values, that works with fragile cities who are impacted by inequality, poverty, hopelessness, corruption, violence and weak institutions. Their goal is to focus on holistic change to transform these cities into SHALOM cities characterized by justice, wellbeing, hope, inclusion, safety, resilience and sustainability.
Amextra’s mission is to promote integral transformation of marginalized communities in Mexico. They promote sustainable change processes, accompanying community leaders and promoting local participation. This work transforms living conditions in marginalized communities, with values of service, participation, and justice.
Global Pediatric Alliance
By providing educational, technical, and financial support, Global Pediatric Alliance is working alongside communities to build the skills and empower traditional birth attendants and community health workers, often the only link to essential maternal and child health services in remote and marginalized areas where access to state health services is limited. They also provide small grant funding to sustainable community-driven health projects that can lead to improved health and community well-being.
Interweave Solutions is an international nonprofit organization that specializes in self-reliance. Outstanding people around the world are able to change their lives through our Masters of Business in the Streets, Literacy and Success Ambassador Programs. They learn how to start or grow their own businesses and create plans to improve their homes and communities.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
Cooperative for Education
Cooperative for Education has a vision of a Guatemala transformed through education: a future in which every Guatemalan child learns to read and graduates high school with the skills they need to thrive. They believe that when they empower young people with the opportunities to rise out of poverty, not only will they determine their own stories, they will shape the destiny of their country.
Potter’s House works to overcome poverty by working with children from childhood through the teenage years. They offer a holistic approach through five different programs. They believe that a person that has overcome poverty and has a personal relationship with God will be influential to his/her family. Then the family will bring changes to the community. By transforming communities, it generates positive changes to the nation as a whole.
Fighting poverty with diplomas. Poverty ends wherever education thrives. At Common Hope, we work with Guatemalan families to provide the resources needed to achieve better lives. We believe there’s more to an education than supplies, so from healthcare to housing, becoming more starts with doing more.
MAIA focuses its efforts in Guatemala, a country with the worst gender equity gap in the Americas and where nearly 80 percent of the Indigenous population lives below the poverty line. Guatemala is a country in dire need of new talent and perspectives. Less than 20 percent of Indigenous girls will graduate from secondary school, and less than two percent continue on to university. The MAIA impact school is the first female, indigenous-led secondary school in Central America that offers a holistic education focused equally on academics, culture and identity, socioemotional development, and family engagement.
Getting an education and a good job go hand in hand in breaking the cycle of poverty. Xela Aid knows that children who are hungry or sick can’t learn, and can’t attend school if their parents need them to work in the field to make ends meet. That’s why Local Hope pursues integrated solutions to remove obstacles to education. Some of these solutions include health care, mental health care, a pure drinking water/sanitation and hygiene program, emergency services and more. Local Hope’s programs serve about 6,000 people each year (nearly 20,000 during the 2020 pandemic). During their nearly three decades of operation, these programs have increased the number of girls studying from just 4% to more than 50%, and increased the number of years their students remain in school from just four years (age 6-10) to 12 years (age 6-18). They’ve graduated more than 300 children from high school in a region where no high school graduation of an indigenous child was recorded prior to Xela AID’s arrival! In Guatemala, Local Hope’s Xela AID Clinic and headquarters is located in San Martín Chiquito about 30 minutes outside Quetzaltenango, or Xela (Shay-la) Guatemala. Stateside, our office is in Sunset Beach, California.
AMIGOS DE SANTA CRUZ
Amigos aims to improve the lives of the indigenous people of Santa Cruz and surrounding villages through support for education and sustainable economic empowerment. They envision Santa Cruz communities where all families live in a healthy environment and have access to sustainable sources of income; where schools provide quality education to all children; and where women, men and youth have an active voice in decisions that impact their communities.
They believe all people deserve clean water, safe sanitation, and the knowledge to sustain it for the generations to follow. They partner with the people of Nicaragua so that they can build a better future for themselves through the sustainable development of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) education projects. They also take it a step further with their watershed management program, which promotes water flow, increases food security, and reduces the impact of climate change. Clean drinking water for all Nicaraguans—no matter how remote or how bad the road is—is at the core of everything they do, now and into the FUTURE.
Education Plus helps break the cycle of poverty in their community. Through it’s community center, through which children in their community receive education programs, social clubs, nutritious food and access to clean water.
ASJ works together with their partner organization ASJ-Honduras as they seek justice, work for peace, and lead systemic reform in Honduras. They make peace possible at both the community and national level by walking alongside victims of violence and advocating for national reforms. They research and report acts of corruption, while pushing for transparency and open access to information.They provide technical support and accountability to government systems work so that all Hondurans have access to basic services like health and education. They invest in vulnerable communities to equip Honduran youth and families to build stronger futures and stronger communities. They invest in vulnerable communities to equip Honduran youth and families to build stronger futures and stronger communities.
The mission of Veggie Rescue is to improve the nutrition and quality of life for community members who are struggling with food insecurity by providing them with healthy, local produce and high quality prepared food, and to work with farmers and local businesses to reduce food waste. To carry out our mission, Veggie Rescue collects fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared food from local farms, farmers markets, backyards and businesses, then delivers this food directly to nonprofit recipient organizations and schools feeding community members in need.
San Marcos Christian Camp
San Marcos Christian Camp and Conference Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on Christ-centered ministry.They host Program Camps throughout the year for youth and adults. Each season holds unique camp experiences such as their youth summer camp, and a men’s conference in the Fall. They also host custom retreats (Guest Groups) year-round at their Conference Center, which can include meals, lodging, and recreation. During the school year, we host an Outdoor Science School for 5th and 6th graders. Their main mission is to help people “know, see and experience God.”