5th Grade Field Trip

Watch the joy and discovery the 5th graders experience as they travel from a rural, highland Guatemala town to the big...

Cammy Olsen

I was asked to write a short article on my experiences in Guatemala.  As I only work in the operating room and the patients are asleep, I don’t have a lot of stories that I can share about the patients as much as someone in clinic or recovery. What I can tell about...

Mauricio Rosales

“This is the fist time they’ve seen so many blonde people,” laughed Mauricio as he led the group up the hill. Mauricio Rosales is a HELPS employee working for the Home Transformation program, specializing in stove team leadership. He has taken a construction team into...

Dallas Team Leadership

For many HELPS volunteers, the commitment to the cause far exceeds the boundaries of the annual ten days spent in Guatemala. In the smiling faces of the Guatemalan people, they are reminded of why they continue to push forward with efforts towards poverty reduction....

Darkness to Light; a Story of Blind Faith

As Francisco walks out of HELPS’ Eye Clinic and into the sunshine, he sees through tears of joy, the beautiful world around him for the first time in years. Like many Guatemalans, less than fortunate circumstances and events have left Francisco with few...