You Are Manifesting Christ’s Presence Among the Poor

— Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala —

Last fall, we came to you with an urgent request to help our partners in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala strengthen their outreach to the poor. Your response was an answer to prayers. Thanks to you, this campaign was fully funded! The impact you are making is profound. Already your gift is helping to build a new Catholic school, construct concrete homes for needy families, provide safe water and support farmers eager to attain economic independence.

Thank you for helping to free the people of Santa Rosa from poverty!

A Community Coming Together

Your generous gift is blessing impoverished rural families across the diocese.

Dozens of poor farming communities throughout the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima are seeing the fruits of your generosity!

Safe Homes

You helped build 20 storm-proof concrete houses to benefit 237 villagers in 4 communities.

You helped build 20 storm-proof concrete houses to benefit 237 villagers in 4 communities.

Education

You helped initiate the construction of a 200-student-capacity, 14-classroom Catholic school and a 2,000-person-capacity multipurpose facility, as well as fund tuition costs for 83 at-risk students.

You helped initiate the construction of a 200-student-capacity, 14-classroom Catholic school and a 2,000-person-capacity multipurpose facility, as well as fund tuition costs for 83 at-risk students.

Clean Water

You provided funding for one community water well, and the clean, refreshing water that will be piped to the homes of 583 villagers.

You provided funding for one community water well, and the clean, refreshing water that will be piped to the homes of 583 villagers.

Agriculture

You helped 1,528 villagers receive the necessary supplies and training to improve their yields.

You helped 1,528 villagers receive the necessary supplies and training to improve their yields.

A safe, secure home was been a blessing for the Hernandez-Gutierrez family

Safe Homes

The Hernandez-Gutierrez family was one of 20 desperately poor families that have received new homes.

Access to Education

Hardworking mom Hermelinda Lemus helped clear the land for the new Catholic school that her son Remigio will attend.

Santa Rosa mother Hermelinda Lemus and her son Remigio
Mayra Ramirez and her son enjoying the blessing of having clean water at home

Clean Water

Having nearly lost her son in a water-gathering accident, Mayra Ramirez is grateful to now have clean water at home.

Agriculture Program

Thanks to you, subsistence farmers like Felipe Guerra are learning how to become profitable business owners and provide for their families.

Santa Rosa farmer Felipe Guerra

You are helping to free the people of Santa Rosa from the clutches of poverty.

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Thank You for Inspiring Hope

The impact you have had in Santa Rosa will last for generations. Through your compassion and generosity, some of Guatemala’s most destitute neighborhoods now see a glimmer of hope, and their faith in God has been confirmed.

You Are in Our Prayers

Cross Catholic Outreach’s staff prays daily for friends of the ministry. Click below to submit your specific prayer intentions.

Answer the Call

Learn how you can engage in projects serving the poor and their communities around the world.

Cross Catholic Outreach

Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

 

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2021, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.