About Hands of Hope
How We Started
In 1998 our family (Greg & Anita Giagnocavo and their four children) moved from Pennsylvania to Guatemala. We started the Hands of Hope Ministry Mission (which is Manos de Esperanza, in Spanish) operating a mobile medical clinic to the rural poor in Guatemala...
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In 2000, we built a 2,400 sf medical clinic in the rural village we serve, near Sumpango/Chimaltanango, Guatemala. There are so many needs among the very poor people that many times our clinic is barely large enough to accommodate the crowds of sick people.
We are a Christian, faith-based mission and we rely on donations from others to fund the needs of the clinic. However, we serve everyone equally without regards to their particular religious beliefs or, non-belief.
Hands of Hope is a registered USA 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations in the USA and Canada are tax-deductible.
What We Do
Our mission and goal is to serve the very poor rural indigenous people while demonstrating the love of Jesus. Our 2,400 square foot permanent medical clinic is located in the mountains about 45 minutes from the town of Antigua, south of Chimaltenango. The nearest town is Sumpango.
The medical clinic provides healthcare to approx. 10,000 people. It also provides community care such as bed, blanket & housing projects, basic health teaching, student sponsorships, nutrition programs, emotional care groups and more.
Villages We Serve
Our clinic is in the village of San Rafael El Arado, which is the center village of three villages: Santa Marta, San Rafael and San Jose Yalu which is the village farthermost from the main highway.
Our mission and goal is to serve the very poor rural indigenous people while demonstrating the love of Jesus -
not only in kind words but with
caring actions and needed help.