Esperanza de Guatemala works in partnership to build relationships with the indigenous people of rural Guatemalan communities by supporting common goals of economic growth, education, and improved well-being.
Esperanza is made up of people passionate about helping the people of Nimasac, Guatemala through the congregation of Iglesia Presbyteriana Monte Sinai and for the greater Nimasac community. Read about our story below.
Why Guatemala? Without question, Guatemala is the poorest country in Central America. It has been plagued by a difficult terrain, complete with active volcanos and numerous earthquakes, an unstable—and often corrupt– political system with insufficient economic base, and an income distribution which is very unequal. Great numbers of the poor are rural indigenous people of Mayan descent who have a long history of discrimination and exclusion from full economic, social, and political participation. Read more about how we got into this work, and also about Guatemala and Nimasac in the Our Story and About Guatemala and Nimasac pages.
Join us as we work at their invitation to further our relationship and achieve the Esperanza Mission. We promise if you accept this invitation, you will make a real and lasting impact on their lives. You will gain a full appreciation of the life in rural Guatemala…. its beauty and its challenges, but most importantly, together, we can make a difference!
Esperanza is an independent licensed 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Esperanza values the existing relationships we have with Cary Presbyterian Church, Cary NC, USA and Iglesia Presbyteriana Monte Sinai, Nimasac, Guatemala, and is desirous of forming more partnerships.
Esperanza requires that our gifts, services and work be shared and available to the benefit of the whole community. Esperanza does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Information about Guatemala is gleaned from the Guatemala website maintained by the Federal agency, USAID.