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Mano Amiga Guatemala

Population: 15,189,958
Precent Below Poverty Line: 59.3%

Cristo Rey Piedra Parada is an impoverished community, located near Guatemala City. They have a population of 4600 people, half of whom are children. Characteristically, they are all very hard working people, but due to lack of education they earn very little. Mano Amiga Guatemala believes in the dignity of all human beings and provides opportunities for the children in education, their families, and the community to succeed.

Mano Amiga Guatemala

School Facts
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Students: 160
Founded: 2006
Location: Cristo Rey Piedra Parada, Guatemala

Mano Amiga Guatemala is a school with Christian values that works for the integral development of children, ages five to eleven, in the village of Cristo Rey Piedra Parada and villages surrounding. It is an institution for underprivileged children whose core objective is academic training, supplemented by effective programs of family and community development.

Mano Amiga’s Mission
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  • Offers academic excellence and personalized education
  • Education in self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Higher learning in the areas of English Language and Computation


  • School for parents
  • Family counseling
  • Job opportunities for parents


  • Distribution of food, clothing, shoes and other donations in kind.
  • Immediate assistance in emergencies and accidents.
  • Support for community projects.
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The Impact of Education

Mano Amiga Guatemala serves and supports families by providing an educational center that can:

  • Provide students a healthy environment.
  • Combat the phenomena of social decay that affects mainly the youth through: comprehensive training, based on values and morals; emotional intelligence; development of will; respect for others; the practice of justice and tolerance; the exercise of freedom, peace and respect for nature.
  • Combat school dropout through a long-term project that monitors students to keep them in the institution.
  • Prepare students to enter the labor market.
  • Provide access to health and medicine to very needy families of the students.
  • Support parents in search of work.
  • Complement the educational hub with family support programs and community development.
Mano Amiga Guatemala graduation class

May 2018

Nineteen 6th graders just graduated! We are so proud of them and all the hard work they’ve put in to reach this milestone. Join us in wishing them a great big “FELICIDADES!” (“CONGRATULATIONS!”)

To our faithful donors, thank you for your support of students like these 6th graders. Your generosity opens doors for them each and every year. Education is one of the greatest gifts we could ever give, and you make it possible for thousands of children worldwide to learn. Thank you!


Fall 2017

Click through the photos below to see what the students at Mano Amiga Guatemala have been up to so far this school year!

Help a Child Today

Our goal is to have the future Mano Amiga Guatemala including:

  • Dedicated school facility
  • Large green space for the students
  • Capacity to serve students from Pre-K through high school.
  • Capacity to serve 800 students.

In addition to creating an environment for the students, it is necessary for them to be able to attend school, which can only be made possible when donors like you make this possible. Your support today even for scholarships helps end the cycle of poverty for these children. Take action now.

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