Loving Arms helps out where there are needs in the areas we work in. These projects we focus on are: Child and Family sponsorship, construction, Education, Health and Income Generating programs.
Loving Arms is a Canadian charity working to transform the lives of the people we serve living in Guatemala.
Empower the Mayan people in the Chimaltenango area of Guatemala to provide for their families, by ensuring quality education, training and self-sustaining programs to build a bright future free from poverty. One child, one family, one village at a time.
Our vision is to improve the quality of the lives of many Mayan families in the Chimaltenango area of Guatemala. We do this by addressing their short-term needs and working towards long-term solutions aimed at making the communities self-reliant.
To realize our vision, we are guided by two key principles, which work in tandem:
- Short-term, with programs that help families meet their daily needs and give them hope of a better future; and,
- Long-term, with comprehensive programs aimed at making the communities self-sufficient and able to earn an income, which will help break the cycle of poverty.
What we do
Loving Arms provides services, resources, and education to in-need children, youth, and adults in communities in need in Guatemala. We aim to improve the quality of life for the people we serve. We offer hope to families and an ability to enhance their lives.
We have our Guatemalan staff that run the programs, providing them with income for their families.
We also organize teams from all over Canada and the United States to volunteer their time with Loving Arms. These teams provide expertise in areas such as Health and Dental clinics, building homes for needy families, teaching women and children and providing workshops for the teachers at the School of Hope and many other activities.
In 2016, the School of Hope was built and offered a great education for children from Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 7(now going up to grade 9.
Healthy foods are distributed to 35 children and seniors each month to supplement their nutritional needs and to stave off malnutrition.
The Loving Arms Co-operatives include developing a profitable business model with low operating costs, high quality products and foundationally positive outcomes for all involved.
The cooperatives include:
- Dairy Cooperative
- Cheese Cooperative
- Precious Products Cooperative
- Chicken Cooperative