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.

Hope Through Education for the Children of Guatemala


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.


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!



After Hours Welcome Crew

After Hours Welcome Crew The after hours welcome crew. This was a tough trip to get geared up for. Some ongoing health challenges have had me feeling less myself than ever, and in my fog it was hard to muster up the energy to pack up all the things and head south, or...

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Fernando’s gratitude

Fernando's gratitude I'm not accustomed to sharing the letters I receive from the students in our program; maybe because they feel so personal. But today I was thinking about how often I try to explain to people that Education and Hope is about so much more than...

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Mothering the motherless

Mothering the motherless My dear friend Romelia had just turned thirty when she died in 2004. Her five children, ranging in age from 5 through 16, were now orphans, and I promised Romelia I would always care for them. At the time of her mother's passing, the oldest...

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