"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
Every child deserves to eat nutritious meals each day, have clean water to drink, and should be able to see a doctor when they are sick and suffering. But in the poorest places in Guatemala, children and their families go without these necessities every single day. Juana and her siblings are just a few of the many children and families Xela AID has helped through our Emergency Relief Fund:
Xela AID’s Emergency Relief program spans fostering abandoned children; providing food, water, blankets and temporary shelter during hurricanes; providing emergency medical care, and safe shoes for children.
Juana Perez was just 12 years old when she became an orphan. With no relatives who could help, she took to the streets to earn money for food for herself and her brother and two little sisters. Luckily, Xela AID was there to help before it was too late.
Because of the generosity of our supporters, Xela AID was able to foster Juana and her siblings into a family where they all receive three meals a day; are kept clean, healthy and in school - and most importantly, they are loved and thriving!
The Fund is currently providing shelter to a family of eight, including four orphaned children. “Shoes for Xela AID,” an effort added during 2016, during its first year distributed more than 100 pairs of shoes to children who had no shoes, or in many cases, just flimsy sandals.
You Can Help
You can support our Emergency Relief Program by way of a one-time or reoccurring contribution by using the “Donate” button at the top, right of this page, and specifying the funds for Emergency Relief during checkout.