Wells of Hope commitment to bring clean water to the people in Jalapa is as strong as ever, even in these trying times! Thanks to our donors and the teams both in Guatemala and Canada our water program is currently benefitting over 90,000 people in the Jalapa and Jutiapa areas of Guatemala.
The 29 operating water wells, the 26 schools, the health clinic and the education program are a testament of that commitment. In 2020 an outdoor basketball court was transformed to become the food distribution centre for the Food Aid program “Hands for Hope”, which fed for 12 weeks over 2,100 people daily. The beneficiaries were selected from 20 different communities where the consequences of hunger during the pandemic was hitting the hardest.
The ETA and IOTA tropical storms hit the country last year and our friends at Niagara Christian Gleaners in Smithville quickly partnered with us to send a full container or 1.2 million servings of dehydrated vegetables and fruits, which were distributed by Caritas de Guatemala in some of the most affected areas. Another container was sent directly to Jalapa with the collected donated items like backpacks, bikes, used shoes and tools together with more dehydrated food.
To everyone involved in any of the projects, thank you for making the impossible possible again!