Orphan Sponsorship Program for Hogar un Mundo Nuevo
Orphan Logistics & Relief, Inc. is actively seeking sponsors to cover basic food costs for orphans in the care of Hogar un Mundo Nuevo, a small private orphanage located in Guatemala City. Without immediate assistance, the orphanage will be forced to close its doors and a safe haven for children will be lost. Hogar un Mundo Nuevo serves the most vulnerable, typically orphans and abused children from birth to five years of age.
We learned of the crisis while in Guatemala two months ago, and emergency funds from Orphan Logistics & Relief donors provided initial funding for July.
With few other options available, we need sponsors to finance their recurring food costs, a program that needs to start August 1, 2009.
Sponsorship encompasses a weekly donation of $25. per child, monies that will be used solely to purchase food and vitamins for the children, or formula, cereal and diapers for the babies in their care.
The weekly amount was determined through a combination of factors, to include visits to local markets and their Wal-Mart (Hyper Paz), as well as conversations with several orphanage directors. As a point of reference, a two pound can of baby formula, just enough to feed one baby for a week, costs the equivalent of $16.30, with the remaining $8.70 allocated for cereal and diapers.
While we ask that donors consider sponsorships in two to six week increments to ensure consistent coverage, a one week sponsorship or any donation would be greatly appreciated. Your donation can be made in just a matter of moments through our website, or if you prefer, by mailing a check to Orphan Logistics & Relief.
All sponsors will be pared with an orphan in need and receive a bi-monthly newsletter via email with regular updates from the orphanage director, photos and personal notes from the staff.
If you have room in your heart and some wiggle room in your wallet, please consider sponsoring a child.
If you find yourself wanting to do more, from participating on mission trip, to adopting a child of your own, we can help with that as well. Our website offers just a glimpse of how we address the orphan problem, but with your help, we can do more.