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A Charity to Help the Children of the Hogar Rafael Ayau

"The Story of Our Home"
FRIENDS OF THE HOGAR RAFAEL AYAU (FHRA) congratulate the children, nuns and staff on the occasion of the Blessing of their new home, San Miguel del Lago, or St. Michael by the Lake, on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Guatemala on the shores of Lake Amatitlán.


"Transitioning to Our New Home"
Over the past 7 years, more than 6,000 donors from around the world have successfully funded a $1.6 million dollar capital campaign to build a new home for the children on the grounds of Lavra Mambré, the first and only Orthodox monastery in Guatemala. In July 2013, the children moved from their former home marked by urban chaos, Hogar Rafael Ayau in downtown Guatemala City, to their peaceful new home and school campus located in Villa Nueva.


"San Miguel del Lago: Construction Update"
The Hogar, or home, for children opened in August 1996 as an orphanage. Before the suspension of international adoptions from Guatemala in 2008, families worldwide adopted over 400 of the 1,000 children who have called the Hogar their home. Today, in their new home, San Miguel del Lago, 50 children ranging in age from 5 - 22 years, receive support.

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Organized in 2007 to provide financial assistance to the children of the Hogar, donations to the FHRA are tax-deductible and help fund food, shelter and health care for the children along with educational, vocational, recreational and spiritual opportunities for them. The FHRA is also recognized as a leading charitable organization on GUIDESTAR.
With your help we have opened the doors, turned on the lights and welcomed the children to their new home. Learn more about the Hogar at www.hogarrafaelayau.org.


“Behind the numbers are the faces of children and adults...friendships, abundant generosity, charity and love.” - Madre Inés

"Your Help Today Is A Child's Tomorrow"



Learn more about the Hogar at www.hogarrafaelayau.org