For thirty-six years, civil war devastated Guatemala, leaving a legacy of violence and suffering in its wake. A generation later, many families remain trapped in cycles of poverty and abuse. Amidst this brokenness, Refuge Guatemala serves as a sanctuary of hope for women and children fleeing abuse and exploitation. Along with safety, shelter, and support, women are also offered job training and educational opportunities suitable to each one’s needs and skills. Whether they are creating jewelry or sewing aprons, work plays an essential role in their healing process as they build confidence, a sense of self-worth, and a sustainable source of income. Your purchase helps Refuge Guatemala continue building circles of protection around women and children at risk, empowering them to break generational cycles and forge new futures of hope.
To protect our partners, we use a pseudonym for the name of this program.