Calendars feature the children of Niños con Bendición in traditional clothing from across Guatemala.
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History: The group was created in 2006 by Lesbi Chavez and her husband, Juventino Guaran, so that children from economically impoverished families in San Antonio Aguas Calientes could receive a quality education and strengthen their cultural and family ties. Children in the program attend school, study together, learn Mayan and Guatemalan folk dance, take music lessons, learn English, practice computer skills, and share meals.
Support for the group comes from yearly school sponsorships, calendar and CD sales, entrance fees from dance performances, and other fundraising endeavors. 100% of all donations and profits from the sale of goods goes directly to Lesbi and Juventino who direct the program in Guatemala. All proceeds go into the program's general fund.How You Can Help
Sponsor a child to go to school: For yearly sponsorship, the specific sponsor (or sponsoring groups) are matched with a specific child and receives regular communication about the child -- emails, photos and school updates. Ideally, sponsors support the child in an on-going way, to ensure that children complete their schooling. Sponsorship payments can be made yearly or quarterly via personal check or bank transfer. Current cost of U.S. $375 covers yearly school fees, books, supplies and uniforms for children in primary grades. Secondary education is more expensive. We are now seeking 2 sponsors per child -- one to cover school enrollment fees and the second to cover some of the program costs, such as food, medical, and personal care needs.
Contact Marcia Talbot for more information on sponsoring a child
Make a Donation to the children's general fund. 100% of donations and profits directly supports the children, augmenting the sponsorships to meet day-to-day expenses, such as meals, medical costs, extra school supplies, clothing, music lessons, and more.
Contact us at email@example.com to discuss how to make a donation via check or bank transfer or send a check directly to the program, made out to Niños con Bendición at:Purchase Calendars and CD's: Calendars and CD's make great gifts for family, friends, teachers, co-workers, or anyone on your list. Orders can be made above with payment via PayPal. Calendars are 8 1/2 in. by 11 in. full color. Days and months are printed in English and Spanish with Mayan glyphs from the long count calendar. Each page has a section for your notes. CD's come in a protective plastic case.
Lesbi Angelica Chávez López
A - 185 PO. Box 669004
Miami Springs, FL 33266
Attend a performance in Guatemala: If you plan to be in the Antigua area and would like to see the children perform, contact Lesbi at for their public performance schedule or to arrange a visit to their after school program in San Antonio Aguas Calientes.
Contact Support Los Niños: If you have questions or want to order the calendar by mail contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Contact information: If you'd like, you can contact Lesbi Chavez and Los Niños directly (en español)
Who We Are: This website is created by a diverse group of volunteers in the U.S. and Canada who give their time to support Los Niños. All proceeds go directly to Lesbi and Juventino, directors of the program.