Wheel Chairs for Guatemala

February 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Aid Shipping, GEMS Mailing List

A container was loaded today in Abbotsford bound for Chimaltenango, Guatemala. The main focus was the 175 wheelchairs including a number of electric scooters but it also contained school supplies, sewing machines and other humanitarian items.

Hope Haven Ministries from Surrey BC collect and refurbish wheelchairs to be donated to third world countries. Upon arriving in the country they pre-screen recipients to make sure they match up the right wheelchair to the person in need.

The container will leave the port of Vancouver in approximately one week and take about three weeks to arrive.

175 Wheelchairs ready to load

Sewing in Guatemala

December 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Aid Delivered

Our recent shipment to Guatemala contained boxes of fabric and notions as well as sewing machines for use at Casa Esparanza. Recently a team from Kindersley, Saskatchewan went to help at the home for rescued and orphaned children. Janea, daughter of the home directors shared this report:

This past week we had a team come down from Canada. On that team was a lady named Ramona who came down to teach all the older girls of Casa Esperanza sewing. It was truly a blessing to have her come down and teach the girls something that could be used in future as a way to earn money. They still have lots to learn, but they pick up fast and have learned a lot in the past week. The project they made was a bag to put all their sewing supplies in . All the supplies were given from Ramona and her church. It was a long process as the girls picked out material and used there creativity to decorate their bag . They are very proud of the work they did , and are really blessed to get know and spend time with Ramona . While she was here , we all had lots of laughs and in the end some tears as it is always hard to get to know someone who is truly amazing and then say goodbye. I enjoyed spending more time with the girls as they sewed every morning and afternoon for a week . I was also sewing , and Romana was teaching me a bit more how to read patterns so that i could teach the girls when she is gone. I also helped her translate when she needed me, but most of the time she did really good with the girls in comunicating with them. I was really impressed with her openess and her patience she had with each and everyone of the girls. I included some photos of the girls and there bags .

Blessing Guatemala

November 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Aid Delivered

Kim Weiler of Fe Viva World Missions share this report from Guatamala:

We had a community blessing day November 23rd. About 200 people were blessed
with clothing, shoes, food and prayer during what we call “Community
blessing day” at Fe Viva.  It was a lot of fun and a lot of blessing to many
very poor families.