Latin America

Hope for Kids in Latin America

Despite its natural beauty and rich resources, many countries in Latin America are mired in poverty, systemic family violence, and child trafficking. We work in four countries there, each with different types of projects to meet the varying needs.

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

This lush tropical island is deeply divided between the very rich and the impoverished, with more than 40% of the population living in extreme poverty. The state of public education here is poor, with improperly trained teachers, inadequate facilities, and only 60% of kids completing a basic primary education.

Dominican Republic Projects

Guatemala
Guatemala

Guatemala is home to over 17 million people with a vibrant mix of Spanish and Mayan culture. But a quarter of the country’s population live in extreme poverty, resulting in one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world for children under five, not to mention family violence and sexual abuse.

Guatemala Projects

Haiti
Haiti

Still reeling from a terrible earthquake in 2010, infant mortality in Haiti is very high, with half of the children there not attending primary school and 65% of the population lives below the poverty line. Kids here are at high risk for forced labour, trafficking, and sexual violence.

Haiti Projects

Peru
Peru

More than half of the population in Peru is living in abject poverty and almost 20% are living on less than $1 per day. Approximately 11% of Peru’s children will die before they reach the age of five. Our work in Peru centres around seven projects in some of its most difficult areas.

Peru Projects

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