The GOD'S CHILD Project Aids a Guatemalan Town in Current Crisis

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Villagers in a Guatemalan town were accidentally poisoned with illegal pesticides. The GOD'S CHILD Project was quick to aid the villagers with care and supplies.

The April 11 edition of the Bismarck Tribune featured The GOD'S CHILD Project for their work aiding in a crisis in a village, Santo Domingo Xenocoj, in Guatemala. The GOD'S CHILD Project was first founded in Bismarck, and now has a center in Guatemala. They work to care for and educate orphaned and poverty-stricken children with health and community-based services.

The GOD'S CHILD Project became aware of the crisis when a Guatemalan congresswoman called on them for help. According to the article in the Bismarck Tribune, in a small town near the center, some of the community had been accidentally poisoned with illegal pesticides, which had been used on produce. Many villagers became ill and there were at least 10 fatalities. The GOD'S CHILD Project was quick to respond with medical supplies, baby food, blankets and medication.

Once they had helped the public health center and were assured that there was a significant response from the government and ambulances, The GOD'S CHILD Project was able to head back to their center. To read the full article on the crisis, please visit:

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/god-s-child-project-responds-to-crisis-in-guatemala-town/article_f4bd0402-a2e3-11e2-8924-001a4bcf887a.html
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For some, the greatest worry of the day might be making it to work on time or being able to watch the big game on television. For others, life is not so easy. Human trafficking and child exploitation is a growing problem in the world today and for some a harsh reality. The GOD’S CHILD Project is dedicated to “breaking the chains of poverty through education and formation.” Since its founding in 1991 by Patrick Atkinson, it has grown to more than 12 distinct programs in five different countries.

Today, they care for and educate 5,000 orphaned, abandoned, and poverty-stricken boys and girls in addition to providing health and community-based services for 8,700 widowed, abandoned, and single mothers and their dependents in Guatemala, El Salvador, Malawi, and India. Child poverty is a huge global issue and is also a very real tragedy within local communities. As an educational development organization, they aim to find ways to eliminate poverty by working together to identify children in need, and then provide the resources needed to ensure the cycle of poverty is broken. For more information about God’s Child Project, please visit their website: http://www.childrensorganizationminneapolis.com/.

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