Jesse West, World Help’s Humanitarian Aid Director, has been busy this past week. Assisted by his hardworking team of warehouse staff, Jesse oversaw the shipment of a container of humanitarian aid supplies to Hope of Life, our dedicated partner on the ground in Guatemala.
Hope of Life facilitates our Child Sponsorship Programs in Guatemala, helps organize clean water projects through causelife, and does a vast amount of ministry work within the surrounding communities.
The container, valued at approximately $1 million USD, is primarily filled with medical equipment to furnish the state-of-the-art hospital currently being constructed on the premises.
Items include several baby incubators and warming units, 2 X-ray machines, lab equipment, bandages, syringes, stretchers, and hospital beds. Some of these medical supplies were generously donated by Stringfellow Memorial Hospital (Anniston, AL), Central Texas Medical Center (San Marcos, TX), and Grace Bible Church (Holidaysburg, PA). The remainder of the supplies were made available through an Excess Property Grant facilitate by USAID.
Also included in the container are several “H20 ejectors” for Hope of Life to use in their tilapia ponds, which are currently a valuable source for sustainable income and support. These ejectors will enable workers to raise and lower water levels for harvesting fish to eat and sell. This is such a significant step in improving economy and cultivating dignity among the community.
The last 10 percent of the container is filled with Christmas for an Orphan boxes that will be distributed to impoverished children in the area. We believe the Christmas spirit is meant to be shared all year-round—what a unique opportunity to spread the joy of Christ.
We are so grateful for the generous donations and prayers that have allowed this container to be filled. What an amazing gift for the people we serve in Guatemala!
For more pictures of this shipment being prepared, check out our photo albums on our Facebook page.