Poverty, abuse, and alcoholism have left many children without families. The orphanages support and protect these children, but most are under-funded and need all the help they can get. Your assistance helps keep these children off the street, and helps provide them with a happy and productive childhood.
Outside the relative protection of orphanages, hundreds of poor children live and sleep on the streets of Peru, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Street children projects focus on providing these boys and girls with shelter, food, and education. Various educational, recreational, and health projects are ongoing to support these unfortunate children.
Depending on individual skills and interests, volunteers act as mentors, help children with their homework, and teach English. However, your love and support are the most important thing for these disadvantaged children.