You can help special needs in Guatemala

By May 28, 2015
Orphan Outreach partners with a ministry for special needs kids in Guatemala.

Orphan Outreach partners with a ministry for special needs kids in Guatemala.

Guatemala (MNN) — As with most organizations serving the Lord by meeting people’s needs, ministry partners are essential. Orphan Outreach is just one organization who needs these partners to fulfill their mission.

In 2012, Orphan Outreach began helping the Guatemalan Association of Down Syndrome (AGSD-AsociaciĆ³n Guatemalteca para el Dindrome de Down) in Guatemala City. The goal of AGSD is to support children with Down Syndrome so they can have access to specialized care, stimulation, and education.

AGSD was founded in 2005 by Alfredo and Irene Salazar, two years after their son Alfredo Salazar was born with Down Syndrome. They founded the school after discovering the urgent need to provide support, schooling, and therapies to children with Down Syndrome in Guatemala City. The couple sold their house and used those funds to start the Association.

The Association helps families from extreme poverty situations and orphans. Their goal is to provide support the families and provide high quality service.

Today, they currently serve 40 children and 10 babies. You can get to know these amazing kids and help provide a brighter future for them through child sponsorship. It costs just $36 a month to sponsor one of these or other children. You can also help these kids through church partnership and by visiting them on short-term mission trips.

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