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Because we won’t let kids like Damiana start school hungry

It’s #GivingTuesday, and we have a #NoHungryKids goal of providing 20,000 meals for kids in Guatemala. Because we won’t let kids like Damiana start school hungry! 6-year-old Damiana gets up really early because it’s a long walk from her home to school. But when she gets there, Damiana receives her meal with so much joy! […]

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Can we remind you of #GivingTuesday?

The flyers are full of #BlackFriday sales, and you can’t miss the online ads for #CyberMonday. Can we remind you of #GivingTuesday? In the midst of the most-hyped shopping days of the holidays, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back. So we invite you to save the date, and join us on Tuesday, December 3rd for #GivingTuesday and […]

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The future CAN be bright for children like Rosy

As we’re kicking off our year end Build a Brighter Future campaign, it’s graduation season at our Vida schools. Graduation is always such a tangible reminder that the future CAN be bright for the children of Guatemala. The smiles can hide the backstory, though. So often, a bright future is hard-won in Guatemala.  Like for […]

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oscar with his family and a sponsor

Today is the Day

Oscar Max still remembers the short-term team visiting his home that day. He was alone with his sons when a group of foreigners and Impact staff showed up. The Canadians visited with him and his boys. They spoke words of encouragement and asked if they could pray for Oscar. “One day I will accept the […]

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Vida Staff Retreat

Renewed Vision for our Vida Teachers

In much of North America, September is synonymous with “Back to School”. In Guatemala, though, the school year runs from January to October, and our teachers are just coming into that tough back stretch!  That’s why it was so wonderful to recently be able to invite all our Vida school staff to a retreat – a […]

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Baby Joseph with house parents

Welcome Baby Joseph!

It’s been an exciting few weeks in Guatemala. As you know, the Vida Children’s Home received its official approval on July 9th, 2019.  Right around that time, a tiny boy was abandoned and brought to a hospital – the same hospital that we visit with our teams, the same hospital where we’ve cried tears over the […]

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