News from the Edge

Celebrating Another Year of Partnership with DonorSee!

DonorSee continues to be a great way to serve Pokomchi families we work with. Since starting with them in May 2021, 198 projects have been funded and $63,513 has been raised. The reach is large. One project for a family may impact up to 10 people. The health post upgrades and partnerships with communities reach thousands of people. We thank you for your love for the Pokomchi shown in your donations and excitement as these families grow in relationship with God through answered prayers and have positive changes in their lives. 

We are able to come alongside the Pokomchi in many different areas. Delia, who you saw smiling in the first photo, also her brother, father, and pregnant mother are recipients of this partnership. The parents and siblings each received their own bed for the first time. Before they were all sleeping together in one single bed with no mattress. It’s something we may take for granted, but it makes a big difference having a good night’s sleep and being ready to tackle all that a day brings.

As DonorSee commented when they shared the video, now Delia only has to share her bed with her teddy bear. 

There have been upgrades to the health posts, including motorcycle maintenance for Nurse Miguel. Through this the nurses are further empowered and able to continue to deliver quality care. As upgrades are made, patients benefit from updated, safe, and secure places to receive care. 

Also, four past BMH female students have been supported to continue in their education through school supplies and uniforms. Many Pokomchi do not attend past grade six, even less for women. These young women are beating the odds and pushing ahead for their futures. They dream of being doctors, lawyers, and teachers. They will be an example for their communities and spur others to continue with education.

One of these BMH mothers said: 

“I’m so grateful to you for supporting my daughter. It is a blessing. I’m grateful to God for placing it in your hearts to help my daughter”

Children have been sponsored to participate in BMH and more children are waiting for this support so they can continue learning.

We’ve been partnering with our chronic patients to improve their health. Maria, a 75-year-old wife and mother who has asthma received an improved cook stove that directs smoke out of her home. She no longer is exposed to smoke while cooking meals for her family, which in the past provoked asthma attacks. 

Providing access to clean water is another focus. A family of nine in Pansimaj now have a water tank, meaning water right at their front door. Five families in San Lucas were blessed with water filters. Feliza had a huge smile on her face as she shared this:

“Thank you so much for this water filter. Now I’ll be able to have clean water for my family. It’s also a big change for my income. Before, I was having to spend a lot of money on wood to be able to boil my water. I won’t have to drink hot water, especially when it’s a hot day. With the water filter I have cool, clean water. Thank you so much.”

As donors on DonorSee you get to experience this and we love hearing from you about families you partner with. In response to hearing from Feliza, one donor said:

“Thank you so much for the lovely video.  Feliza’s smile made our day!  I googled Ecofiltro and learned how it works.  Amazing!  So happy it is a positive change for Feliza and her family.  We can’t imagine having to drink hot water in the heat.  Please give Feliza our love, and thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your wonderful and so meaningful project. God Bless!”

Another positive impact was helping Conzuelo with a project in her nursing degree studies. She provided sexual health education to 200 high schoolers. This area of Alta Verapaz has high rates of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Elida, a 4-month-old baby in our Infant Malnutrition Rescue Program, also received formula that is saving her life. She only weighs nine pounds and her mother was in a desperate situation as her breast milk dried up and she wasn’t able to afford the expensive formula. Through posting this project on DonorSee, she quickly received help.

Her mother said: “I’m grateful for all of the support of my daughter. It’s my desire to help my daughter, but my financial situation is very difficult and I’m not able to support her on my own. I hope you can continue to support my daughter, so that she can gain weight. That will bring me lots of joy.”

If you’re new to DonorSee, this is the best way to partner with us:

  • Go to our page:
  • Click the “Follow” button below our profile picture
  • Have a look at the videos and descriptions of our projects  
  • Click the donate button on the project you’ve chosen, any amount makes a difference!
  • When the project is fully funded, DonorSee will notify you via email that we posted a follow up video showing the person/family with their project 

If you’ve donated before, we’d so appreciate you writing a review in the review section of our page. Telling others what you love about Hope of the Pokomchi/ ASOSAP instills confidence in donors who haven’t personally met us, but are thinking about making a donation. 

On DonorSee there are always projects available that bless the Pokomchi people. It’s our mission to empower the Pokomchi in all areas of their lives. We have more opportunities to do this. Below are three of the eleven current projects you’ll see on our DonorSee page.


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Thank you for your faithfulness and love in action towards the Pokomchi. God sees and rewards this as Jesus says in Matthew 25:34-36,40: “Then the King will say to those on His right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”