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Hogar Miguel Magone in Guatemala was founded by Karen Rodas de Reynoso in 1997. It is a temporary home that provides refuge and support to children and youth in vulnerable situations, including those who have suffered abuse, neglect or who are at risk of being left homeless.


On average, 75 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 17 live in the home, in most cases they are referred to us by the children's courts in Guatemala.


The main objective of Hogar Miguel Magone is to provide these children and youth with a safe and welcoming environment where they can receive medical care, education, psychological therapy, technical training, and other resources to help them overcome their challenges and achieve a brighter future. Since its founding, the home has provided a network of support and hope to many children and youth in Guatemala.


Hogar Miguel Magone is a temporary home, which means that most of our children will return to their families at some point; this process can take anywhere from a year to many years, depending on the "improvements" their families need to make. In some cases, there is alcohol or drug abuse, and the parents must attend a school for parents, a psychologist, Alcoholics Anonymous or some professional who helps them overcome their issues and become a more ideal source of care for their children.

It is a complicated job since in most cases the children come to us without any type of rules or goals and with very little schooling. Also, without hygiene and personal care habits. Very low self-esteem is common, so we have psychologists on sight to help them work through emotions and heart aches.

Today, Hogar Miguel Magone not only provides support to the children living in the home, but its help has extended to approximately 200 boys and girls from the surrounding village of El Aguacate - all from families in extreme poverty. The support given is always focused on achieving personal growth through study and technical training.


Also, since 2022, a support program for the elderly in situations of extreme poverty and loneliness initiated. This program currently serves 60 people who live in the village El Aguacate in extreme poverty.



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