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#OurChildrenAroundTheWorld: Guatemala

In Guatemala, high rates of poverty and inequality persist across the nation. According to the World Bank, 59.3% of the Guatemalan population lives under the poverty line and 23% live in extreme poverty. Maestro Cares Foundation recognized the critical need for support, which is why we acted quickly to construct two projects in Guatemala: The Centro de Desarrollo Integral with Aldeas Infantiles SOS Guatemala in San Juan Sacatepequez, and Escuelas Palo Verde in Jalapa. 

Through these two projects, we are providing #OurChildren access to high-quality education, technological resources, nutrition and support for childhood development. Our projects not only benefit our children, but their families and the overall community. 

Check out this month's episode of #OurChildrenAroundTheWorld to learn more about the Centro de Desarrollo Integral and follow us on social media as we highlight both of our Guatemala projects throughout the month of April!
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Project Updates
Construction for our Project Inspira in Peru is back on!
 
It has been over a year since construction plans have been halted due to COVID-19, but we're proud to announce that construction for our project in Lima, Perú is officially underway!

Albergue Inspira will be a four-story home that will house low-income pediatric patients and their families who are receiving treatment in Lima. These children and their families come from rural villages that lack access to pediatric care and are unable to afford the cost of travel and accommodation for the child's treatment. Through our partnership with Albergue Inspira, up to 60 children and their guardian will have a safe home and supportive community to stay in while the child receives treatment nearby. 
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Happy Birthday to our Co-Founder, Henry Cárdenas!
 
Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to our Co-Founder, Henry Cardenas! Maestro Cares Foundation's global impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and communities would not be possible without the love and compassion of Henry Cardenas. Thank you for all of your generosity, we wish you a day filled with love and joy!
We are now accepting scholarship applications!

Applications for the Maestro Cares Foundation Scholarship Program are now open! This scholarship program awards financial scholarships to high achieving Latino students who will be attending college or a university. Applications are open through May 31st, 2021!
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Join us for a summer of fun sports and recreation for #OurChildren!
 
Bring a smile to a child's face this season by purchasing a sports and recreation item from our online shop! All proceeds from your purchase will directly support our mission of ensuring that every child has a safe place to live, learn and PLAY!
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MCF Bracelets are on sale for a limited time only!

Back by popular demand, our Maestro Cares heart bracelet are available on our website for a limited time only! Purchase 1 bracelet for $7, or 2 bracelets for $12! #ISupportMCF
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When you become a recurring donor, you are directly changing the life of not only a child, but an entire community. Join our Leave your Legacy program, and together we can ensure a child receives the adequate resources to grow, learn and thrive. 
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