In February 2019, Tamar’s Hope become the proud owner of a magnificent empty lot of overgrown weeds, broken toilets and cinder block debris. Then after much work of drafting proposals with our architect, clearing the space, and navigating through all the red tape with local authorities, we broke ground exactly two years later in February 2021. Construction is now underway to create something entirely new and befittingly beautiful!
OUR DREAM TO BUILD A 3200 sq ft MINISTRY CENTRE RIGHT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF LA LINEA IS COMING TRUE!
It will be a three story building complete with a main open meeting area for our drop-in centre and routine activities; meeting rooms for workshops, adult education, clinics, counseling and more; and office space for our future staff. Our vision for the centre is to not only serve the hundreds of sexually exploited women working in the immediate area, but to also be a strategic central location to reach into many other red-light districts throughout Guatemala City.
The proposed budget of $297,000 CDN ($243,000 USD) includes the complete building, furnishings, security wall and a landscaped courtyard. Because of the concrete and cinder block style construction, we are able to build one level at a time. So the good news is we’re using funds almost immediately as they come in and have been laying the blocks one by one. At this point we’ve reached what we need for the first level, so we expect to open those main doors soon and make the space available to the many women who are eagerly waiting with us!…And then we’ll continue on with the next phases.
Thanks for your generosity!
Progress as of August 2021