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Fundaniños is a nondenominational, Christian-based Foundation, operating as a children´s home.

Years ago, a small group of Guatemalans began working as volunteers in juvenile jails delivering the message of hope and change through Jesus Christ. In the jails, they saw the needs of the children who found themselves trapped in a system that denied them any possibility of change. In response, they founded Fundaniños in 1991.

The founders also realized the need to create preventive programs that would help keep children in high-risk situations off the streets. High-risk children are those who are abandoned, neglected or abused in their living situations, and who have been placed us as an alternative to living on the streets. Fundaniños works with a collaboration of juvenile courts in Guatemala that refer children to specific homes. From there, the healing process can begin. Ultimately, our hope is that this process includes the possibility of adoption into a loving family.

Fundaniños was legally established as a non-profit organization in accordance with the Guatemalan government’s agreement #143 on December 14th, 1993. We are also a registered 501(c)(3) organization in the United States operating as "Los Niños de Guatemala Foundation." All donations in Guatemala or in the United States are tax deductible.


Contact Info:



Director: Gustavo Escobedo

Telephone USA:

Telephone Guatemala:

Telephone Guatemala:

Address USA:

Address Guatemala:2a. Av. 11-09 Zona 9 Edificio Plaza 2-11 Guatemala. CA

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