Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Housing and education go hand-in-hand to break the cycle of poverty. Houses to Homes Guatemala established “Escuela Kemna’oj”, a Pre K through grade 9 school, which has proudly operated since 2011. Many of the families whose children attend the school live in homes constructed by us.
To the extent that the organization has the funding, we will develop a process to identify needy children and provide the school supplies needed to attend school and to support the Kemna’oj school in Santa Maria de Jesus. The typical school supplies needed for a child to attend school costs only $50.00 CDN, but for most, this is an impossible amount. To place it in context, this amounts to 3-4 days of wages for a labourer in the fields in the farm industry, a common employer for indigenous families.