It is estimated that 70 – 100 thousand people live in this ghetto in Guatemala City. The residents live in extreme poverty, many homes having no running water or electricity. Opportunities for education and employment are few.
In La Limonada, Hope Renewed’s efforts are centered around providing men and women the opportunity to take responsibility for the needs of their family and their community. Our “Trabajo para Cambio” (“Work for Change”) program allows individuals to work a prescribed number of hours in their community to earn basic essentials needed to support their family. This approach provides the opportunity for training, responsibility building, community service and the foundation of a strong work ethic. Ultimately, Hope Renewed wants to help the community to help themselves without them becoming dependent on us or any other organization. We desire dependability and not dependency.