The Children’s Village
The Project Somos Children's Village has two of the seven homes built and awaits children!
The Project Somos Children's Village will become the permanent home and community to forty-nine vulnerable children.
We're on Google Earth! The site of Project Somos Children's Village
-Loacted near Tecpán Guatemala
Media Release-April 11, 2014
As an orphan prevention program we are dedicated to providing capacity building programs to prevent mothers living in extreme poverty from losing their children.
BIG NEWS—Our First Children have Arrived!
As of March 2014 Project Somos has families! Three families currently reside at Somos and soon we will welcome two more.
Every Thursday our little group gathers to visit, drink tea and review the work from the past week and to look ahead at the next week. Our mamas have been producing needle-felted products since last May. For Ana and Tita, that is 14 months. For Antonieta, it has been nine months. And for Myra, it »Read More…
Yesterday morning we had a visit by a young mother with three young children under eight. They came with her sister and knocked on our gate to inquire if she could find a home for this abandoned sister and her children. She was married for eight years and her husband abandoned her 4 years ago. »Read More…
It seems as Project Somos develops in its depth and width of activities, the quantity of competing priorities intensifies. This is not as easy to sort out as financial capacities or targeted and committed priorities, but has a complexity exponentially complicated by the human factor of families with mothers and children. On a daily basis, »Read More…
According to child psychologist, Boris Levinson of Yeshiva University, troubled, withdrawn children became more talkative and engaged when he had his therapy dog around with the kids. An interesting study done by psychologist, Sigal Zilch-Mano said that people’s stress levels went down when taking a test with their pets close by. Another study showed that »Read More…
Yesterday was another monumental day at Project Somos. Yesterday we welcomed our fourth family to the Village! For the last number of weeks, Lucy (our recently hired local employee) has been out in the “field” meeting with different community leaders and groups. She has been introduced to various women and their children, who are living »Read More…