Juan Lorenzo

It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Juan Lorenzo's life. By sponsoring him, you're creating Team Juan Lorenzo and giving him a chance to break the cycle of poverty. Your $36 monthly gift is invested in his future and the lives of children like him in Guatemala. 

And supporting a teen is important because they’re at higher risk for exposure to gangs, pregnancy, drugs and more. Your encouragement will give hope and confidence during a crucial time in their lives.

16 years old 12/27/2002 Waiting 225 days Guatemala
About me & my family

Name: Juan Lorenzo
Waiting for sponsorship: 225 days
Family income: $260.00

Gender: Male
Age: 16
Enjoys: Playing soccer
Talents: Singing, Painting
Luis Enrique, 20, Male
Edwar Alejandro, 9, Male

Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: No
Child ID #: 1074623

Poverty in Guatemala

Kids growing up in poverty in Guatemala face some of the toughest issues, such as a massive wealth gap, gang violence and high crime rates, difficulty staying in school, lack of jobs, chronic malnutrition and a high teen pregnancy rate.

That's why we focus on providing educational assistance to stay in school, a wide range of programs in our centers to learn and grow in a safe environment, youth leadership opportunities, fundamental nutrition support and reproductive health programs.

See how our program works and why we focus on health, education, empowerment and employment. 

Learn more about our work in Guatemala.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives Juan Lorenzo access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.
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