It is estimated there are 153 million orphans around the world according to UNICEF. Many of them are living in orphanages or on the streets. All of them are in need of intensive care. From this, over 370,000 orphans are from Guatemala. Most of these children are product of extreme poverty and abuse. Good thing there are organizations where they can call a safe place and one of these is WorkPlayLove.
Kim, Mike and Steve Meila have been business partners with Legalshield for almost 2 decades. Upon arriving at the Hogar Miguel Magone orphanage in Guatemala, they realized that this is what they had been looking for. A place where they can support and give love to children. Hogar Miguel Magone is an orphanage housing 65 boys. The partners were told by the orphanage’s directors that they are planning to build another orphanage for girls next to the boys orphanage. With this, brothers and sisters will never have to split up. This led them to open the second orphanage called Maria Auxiliadora Hogar. After 4 years, with the help of volunteers, it is now housing 35 girls who are all excited because of its princess theme. Maria Auxiliadora Hogar is the only castle orphanage in the world. These girls will never be worried about their safety, food and health.
If you want to help these kids on their daily costs including their food, medicine, teachers and psychiatrists, there is a program called Hogar Hero where you can donate. Your donation will not only cover one child but all the girls and the boys as well.
You can visit their website at workplaylove.org
If you wanna learn more about this, click the video below to watch Matt’s interview with one of the founders of WorkPlayLove – Kim Meila.