The proportion of Guatemalan children living in poverty is 2/3
$4 a day is the average daily earnings of a rural Guatemalan family
Casa de Sion is an orphanage located on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The orphanage houses roughly 50 children between the ages of 1 to 16. The majority of the children at Casa de Sion are handed over by the Federal court system. Other children are found abandoned on the street or removed from their families due to abuse, neglect or their parents simply cannot provide for them.
In 2008, Casa de Sion purchased new land to relocate the children and built new facilities that now house an orphanage, a school and a clinic in order to make education and health services accessible for the children and the surrounding Mayan communities.
In March 2008, Isa Mundo provided Casa de Sion with computers to establish their first computer learning centre. In August 2009, Isa Mundo funded the construction of a much needed access road connecting the orphanage to the water wells and providing potable water for the children and surrounding families.
The access road was completed by local Mayan workers giving additional income and benefits to local families. Casa de Sion has named the access road "Calle Isa Mundo".