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Education and Hope | Providing hope through education for the children of Guatemala

Providing Hope Through Education for the Children of Guatemala

Education and Hope is a small, non-profit education foundation based in the western highlands of Guatemala. Our program aims to increase access to education among impoverished children and young adults in this area by providing students with comprehensive scholarships, as well as by offering academic reinforcement in the form of tutoring after school.


Guatemalans Living in Poverty

Scholarships Provided

Years in Operation


At least 65% of Guatemalans are illiterate and only three of ten children graduate from the sixth grade. Unless access to education is increased, the situation of extreme poverty and all that stems from it (poor health, high infant mortality, malnutrition, and reduced life expectancy) will continue to endanger the lives of Guatemalans.


We believe that education is the most effective means to truly break the cycle of poverty. A promise is made to each child welcomed into the scholarship program that we will provide assistance to them for as long as they wish to continue their studies, the only condition being their commitment to success. We are deeply committed to fulfilling that promise.


For as little as $25 each month you can help a Guatemalan child stay in school. Education and Hope is funded largely by individual donations.  We depend on the compassionate support of our donors to continue to provide hope through education for so many children. We guarantee that 87 cents of every dollar that you donate will go directly towards improving the lives of the children in our program.

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Your support makes so many good things possible!  There are many more stories to tell than we can fit into our twice-yearly print newsletter. Our eNewsletter will give you a closer look inside the program, the chance to meet our staff and students, and witness all that transpires on a daily basis in Guatemala.  If you’re interested in learning more about our organization and the people we serve, please sign up!



Thank you for your generous support in 2014!

Thank you for your generous support in 2014!

What an incredible year for Education and Hope!   We are so grateful for all the good things your support made possible in 2014.  Here is a brief overview to touch on some of the ways Education and Hope is creating positive change in the lives of our program members,...
Words of gratitude from our families, December 2014

Words of gratitude from our families, December 2014

Since this project was initiated, Lorena Sac has been the driving force behind the creation and delivery of our our Christmas gift basket.  I’m never able to join her and I always ask her to take photos and jot down some of her memories of the day.  In the...
Nineteen years.

Nineteen years.

  Nineteen years ago today, right about now, I was settling down for my first night ever in Guatemala.  It was way before the days of easy $10 airport shuttles, but I was in luck.  Back home in Norwalk I had just met the friend of a friend who was involved with a...
Christmas-in-a-basket 2014

Christmas-in-a-basket 2014

Once again this year our beloved Lorena (long-time member of our administrative staff) organized the creation and delivery of Christmas gift baskets.  The basket contains Red Delicious apples, cookies and traditional Christmas sweets, as well as some basic kitchen...