Tell me a bit about GUATEMALA?

The third largest country in Central America and bordered by Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. Despite recent economic growth, poverty remains a persistent problem, with 49% of the population living below the poverty line.

What you can help us do in Guatemala:

Nurture & Educate





Guadalupe was born into a poor family to orphaned parents who had survived slavery. He was a farm laborer as a child but managed to get an education and discovered he possessed a powerful intellect and uncommon leadership abilities.

For the last 25 years he has been rescuing children from poverty and violence and equipping them with the ability to do that for themselves and others. He has a vision for educating children from oppression to solve community and national injustices over the long term.
We are going to help him do that.

Guadalupe in his own words:

“I grew up as a farm worker. I had orphaned parents who suffered slavery. When I see children working in the streets I feel the urge to make change. Kids who come through our programs will be leaders here. They will be active in society. They will be the ones who activate a chain reaction. We can break the mentality of “things can’t be better.” They can be better.”



Mario was born in Xela, Guatemala. Mario lost his father to an accident when he was five. His family fell deeper into poverty and his mother was unable to provide basic needs. She became an alcoholic and was abusive to Mario, who would retreat to the streets to escape. Their financial hardship became so dire that his mother began selling him to men on the street for sex. After years of this abuse, Mario was referred to our partner and taken in. He was given care to heal physically and address his trauma and his intense hatred, fear and mistrust of adults. He began attending elementary school and completed a life plan based on his unique skills and goals.

Today Mario is in school with ambitions for college and a desire to change things for children around him in Guatemala.

*name changed to protect privacy 



For $60 per month, you can provide food, housing, and education for one child in Guatemala.
This transformative care puts them on their path from injustice to influence. Click below to give now.


We rescue boys and girls from injustice and raise them to be men and women of influence through a 6-stage child development framework.


Abused and orphaned children are referred to us by local community and government agencies which are part of a network who coordinate with local police and courts. We then invite these children into our “forever home” in Xela, where they can live and receive care and begin healing. 22 children live in our home.
Children receive holistic care (food, shelter, medical care, counseling and emotional support and skill building) in our bright and cheerfully decorated home. There is a strong focus on emotional and psychological care, with a psychologist on staff, and four social workers to provide regular support for children.
Our onsite elementary school serves 160 children, including those living in our home. The classroom environment is optimized for learning, with brightly painted walls, potted plants, and flowers. We provide funds to send children to high school, vocational school, and college. Children also complete a life plan based on their skills and vocational interests, so they can embark on careers that will transform their lives.
Children are given extensive counseling to change the mindset that they are victims, and adopt positive attitudes that allow them to become change-makers. They hear stories and meet other survivors who have overcome their abuse and are showing others, “if I can do it, so can you”.
Children take classes on civil formation so they understand how to defend their rights and access the system of law enforcement and justice on behalf of themselves and others. They learn about the root causes of injustice within their society, and ways to change these patterns within their own families. This knowledge and confidence helps them become community advocates, capable of influencing many others.

We provide scholarships to college and access to private companies to give children opportunities for vocational training. As children pursue higher education, they benefit from the Many Hopes global community which donates their influence to open doors (capital, expertise, employment, further study) to help these young people become change-makers in their communities.


The family is a global community of givers who subscribe to provide rescue, housing and education for a child every month of the year. Joining the Family is the highest impact way to support us.
Start your monthly subscription and help rescue and raise more children by being a member of the community we can count on.






We’re able to accept donations in the form of stock, government (including municipal) debt and corporate debt. This can be arranged from most brokerage accounts.

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Senior Vice President Growth, Bionic Solution

A Silicon Valley native, Maxine Gisinger Friedman has over 20 years of leadership experience in strategic consulting, executive coaching, business development, and marketing at consulting, agency, startup, and Fortune 500 companies. Maxine is Principal and Founder of Maxine Ventures and plays an independent C-level growth and transformation partner role working with Chief Innovation, Strategy and R&D Officers of some of the world’s leading brands.

A sought-after thought leader on building growth capability strategies and systems at the enterprise level, Maxine also advises multiple startups and is an active angel investor. Prior, Maxine was on the co-founding leadership team of Bionic, an army of entrepreneurs that installs a Growth Operating System that creates a permanent, always-on capability for organic and inorganic growth. As SVP at Bionic, she built and led the Partner and Services team as well as led enterprise partnerships for brands including P&G, Nike, Anheuser-Busch and TD Ameritrade.

A seasoned entrepreneur, Maxine helped build multiple startups (Contently, Syncapse, Clickable, Brandimensions) and always played an early cofounding leadership team role. Maxine earned dual MBAs from Columbia University and London Business School and B.S. in Journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Maxine and her family are currently based in the Hamptons after 20 years in NYC.


Becky grew up in Texas and graduated from Baylor University with degrees in Economics and Finance in 1990. A former credit analyst and commercial lender at Bank of America, Becky stopped working in order to stay home with children, Richard and Layne. She met her husband, Rick, at Baylor and got married shortly after graduation. The Weldays have lived all over the world including periods in Switzerland, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Saint Louis, and all over Texas.

Her extra time is spent volunteering with churches and other organizations and she enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.


President, John Hancock Financial Services

CEO, New York Life Retirement Plan Services

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Patrick has spent the past 25 years in the financial services industry helping companies and their employees achieve financial security. He is currently the President of John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. Pat has also spent significant personal time as a coach and mentor, helping young people realize their potential on and off the athletic fields.

He became a believer in the Many Hopes mission after meeting Thomas for lunch in 2012. He was a private donor and helped with fundraising before joining the board.


Columbia Property Trust, Chairman of the Board

Nelson has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate investment and financial services industries. He is responsible for overall strategy, operations, and financial performance of Columbia Property Trust, a $6 billion public real estate owner/operator. He also serves as a director on the Columbia Board. Prior to joining Columbia in 2010, he served for five years as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Williams Realty Advisors, LLC, managing and advising a series of real estate investment funds.

Previous roles included CFO of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and Partner at KPMG LLP. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia. Nelson and his wife, Judy, live adjacent to Madison Square Park in New York City.


(X)form Coaching and Consulting, Founder

Joseph is an Elite-Performance Strategist dedicated to transforming professional lives of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity into realities of clarity, control, calm, and continuous improvement. He previously spent 20 years in the corporate realm, serving as an operating executive in both early-stage startups (including two successful exits) and large global enterprises.

He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his amazing wife and their two incredible children.

Nitin Gambhir

Founder and CEO, Tethys Group of Companies

Nitin Gambhir is the founder of Tethys group of companies.  Mr. Gambhir is also the founder and chairman of Oceanus Securities. Nitin has been a passionate supporter of art both as a collector and a sponsor.   The Tethys Art platform was created to promote his two passions: Transformative Art and art genre explorations. Nitin collects and supports Transformative Art that is unafraid, breaks boundaries and is likely to actuate and sustain innovation.  Nitin is also deeply interested in exploring the interplay between disparate artists and art genres and uncovering the connections that bind and connect them.

Nitin has a Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Masters from Yale University. He is a member of the board of several charitable organizations and the Yale School of Management and Yale International Center of Finance. He is passionate about charitable efforts promoting art, education and governance.

Bo Han

Founder and CEO, Buzzer

Bo Han is a follower of Christ and the founder and CEO of Buzzer, a mobile platform for short-form live sports partnering with the NBA, WNBA, PGA TOUR, NHL, DAZN and FanDuel.

Prior to founding Buzzer, Bo led Twitter’s efforts in Global Live Sports Content Partnerships, and was responsible for driving partnerships with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and PGA and broadcasters ESPN, FOX, NBC and Turner.

Before joining Twitter in 2012, Bo started in the industry as a Global Account Director at Microsoft Corporation in New York, working with key and strategic global partners.

Bo received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned his MBA at Columbia Business School in New York, New York.


David Scott

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