Casa De Mi Padre is nestled in a rural area on the southern edge of Santa Cruz, a small city in the mountains of Quiche in northwestern Guatemala. We are approximately a 4 hour drive from the airport in the capital city of Guatemala City.
Although Guatemala is ecologically beautiful, poverty is wide spread throughout the countryside and large inner cities. Some of the highest rates of illiteracy, infant mortality, and malnutrition are in our region, while life expectancy is the lowest. The Quiche people are an indigenous group who have limited education and resources. The population of the city of Santa Cruz is between 45 and 55 thousand people with only one other operating orphanage within the city. The opportunity for ministry is vast and the need for orphan care in Santa Cruz, Quiche, and the surrounding region is real. Casa De Mi Padre has been established to meet this need.