Fundaniños is an orphanage with up to 50 children of all ages; it was founded in 1991 by a group of Christian volunteers who started working in juvenile jails delivering a message of hope and change. Through this they realized the different needs of the children who found themselves trapped in a system that denied them any possibilities of achieving change.
Through this time they realized the need of creating preventive programs which would help keep children who are in high-risk from ending up on the streets or institutional programs.
High-risk children are those who are abandoned, mistreated or abused at their homes, or any where else, who find us as an alternative solution to living on the streets.
Fundaniños works with the collaboration of juvenile courts, which refer children to a specific orphanage, so the healing process can begin, including the possibilities of adoption into a loving family.
Fundaniños was legally established as a non-profit organization by the Guatemalan government’s agreement 143 on December 14th, 1993. We are also a registered 501c3 organization in the United States, and all donations are tax deductible.
The founders of Fundaninos are Manolo Bendfeldt, Vilma Castillo de Bendfeldt and Ruby deAsturias.
Vilma and Manolo Bendfeltd
2a. Av. 11-09 Zona 9
Edificio Plaza 2-11