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Families Need Your Help…

We came to Guatemala because we saw a need to help children but nothing prepared us for the depth of need which we have encountered…

We learned that children are often orphaned and abandoned because their mothers simply cannot afford to provide for them. They end up institutionalized because of extreme poverty, not a as result of parental neglect.

Rather than waiting for children to become orphaned and abandoned, we at Project Somos made a decision to help children in distress by preventing disintegration of their family unit.

Where we are at now:

In 2014, Project Somos received its first children. They came with their mothers, their siblings, some clothes on their backs and little else. We provided clothing, healthy food, vitamins, medicine, and education. We are strengthening these families so they can be better equipped to break the cycle of extreme poverty.

We provide the mothers with training, counselling and job skills to better equip them to provide for their family. We provide the children with the chance to stay in school, learn and play.

We continue to identify more families in need. We have much more work to do and we need your help.

Warmly welcomed by the other children

Your donation will go towards providing these families with a new start and brighter future.

Please consider supporting Project Somos today!


Compassion Fruit Society (Project Somos) is a Canadian Registered Charity (No. 86332 6468 RR0001) and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

To make an one-time OR monthly donation online, please click here:
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To make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to:
Compassion Fruit Society and mail to:
#400 – 856 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 Canada


To make an one-time OR monthly donation online, please click here:
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To make a donation by check, please make it payable to:
Self Design Foundation [please include “Somos” somewhere on the check] and mail to:
1807 McKenzie Ave
Bellingham, Washington 98225