Guatemala SANA Children's Project



  A  501(c)3  public  charity

The Guatemala SANA Children’s Project was started in 2008. Our mission: 

Provide high quality healthcare and education for children in the rural areas of Guatemala. 


Since 2009, we have been working full-time in Santa Maria de Jesus; a Mayan town of 30,000 people located 7,000 feet above sea level on the side of the Agua Volcano. Santa Maria was chosen because most of the town lives in extreme poverty (houses with dirt floors and no running water or bathrooms). More than 80% of the population suffers from chronic malnutrition.


The children in Santa Maria de Jesus do not have access to education beyond age 13. They die young from preventable disease like diarrhea. Without SANA’s help, they will never escape this poverty.


Our concept: Address education through various activities in our healthcare clinic. We then become the hub for the entire community and a catalyst for change.



Our Foundation set up is unique. We are fortunate to have a donor that covers all overhead expenses. Therefore, every dollar that you donate goes directly to one of these programs:


SANA Healthcare Clinic

We provide general medical and dental care for more than 6,500 patients each year. We are the only full-time medical clinic and dental clinic in Santa Maria.


SANA Preschool

We prepare children, between the ages of 2 and 6 years, with the necessary skills to succeed in school. They learn Spanish reading and writing as well as math, science, art, social skills, and music, including their Indigenous dances. There are 100 children attending for 3 hours each day and a meal is provided.

SANA Library

We are the only library in town and have more than 2,000 children’s books. We provide a teacher to help the children learn to read, lead story hour with special activities, host movie night once a month, and provide tutoring for children struggling in school. More than 600 children visit our library each month to participate in these activities.

SANA Community Programs

As we have available supplies or funding, we help this impoverished community by providing:

  • Food bags
  • Clothing, bedding
  • Housing enclosures


For more information on our programs or if you have any questions, please click here or email Rose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To continue our important work, we need your support.
Please consider a donation!

Thank you.

Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

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Guatemala SANA
Children’s Project
is a
501(c)3 public charity


Federal tax ID # 26-308115

Where We Work

We work on healthcare and education efforts in Santa María de Jesús. This town of 30,000 is located at 7,000 feet above sea level on the Agua Volcano. Read more ...


We operate a 6 bed outpatient charity healthcare clinic with dental and ophthalmology exams in Santa María de Jesús. We also provide preschool classes for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to get a “head start” on their education. Read more …

Contact Us

Email us at contactus@sanachildren.org



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