History
HOGAR SAN FRANCISCO JAVIER


Hogar San Francisco Xavier is an orphanage located 21.5 kilometers from Guatemala City along the road to Antigua. Founded in 2000, it is managed by four Brothers of the Divine Providence order and a small staff.

The orphanage currently shelters 90 boys, aged 5-14, most do not have a safe family or place to live. Together, the orphans and Brothers live as one family, with new hope and very real opportunities.

During the day the Hogar runs an elementary school which is also open to boys and girls from the surrounding area. Currently there are 225 students attending school each day.

"Our mission is to establish a set of trade business practices that can help orphanges create financial self-sustaninability while teaching the children life skills and successful independent living."
–Ibis Schlesinger