Fundación Salvación is a private Christian orphanage founded in 1999. Story International began supporting the home in 2012 after the tragic death of the original founder, Sandra Temaj. In 2016, Story International & Fundacion Salvacion merged and currently operate under the leadership of Story International's Guatemalan Board of Directors. Fundación Salvación is the most central part of our work in Guatemala.
Our orphanage is currently home to over 95 children, ages 6 months to 18 years. As part of our services, all of our kids receive food and shelter, psychological attention, a bilingual education, and specialized medical care. All of our programs encompass an aspect of mentorship and discipleship and as a family, we are committed to cultivating a community centered around prayer and worship.
Our home is staffed by both local Guatemalans as well as foreigners. In an effort to break away from the typical group home structure, we have implemented a "house-parent" model that allows for each of our kids to be placed in a smaller family structure within the larger context of the home.