Casa Guatemala is a group of dedicated individuals and volunteers striving to make a difference

Proving everyone can make a difference.

Casa Guatemala currently supports more than 300 children. We're able to provide this care thanks to the generous contribution of 15 teachers, 20 employees, and approximately 20 international volunteers.

We also have affiliate, registered charities in Canada and the US that help to collect the funds needed to operate this large organization.



2015 top-rated nonprofit

Casa Guatemala was recently named a 2015 Great Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits is the leading platform for community-sourced reviews and stories about nonprofits. This means our donors, supporters, and volunteers reviewed and recommended Casa Guatemala as a valuable nonprofit that can make a difference in the world.



Our History

Since 1977, Casa Guatemala has helped thousands of vulnerable children from around Guatemala. Over the years we have facilitated hundreds of adoptions around the world, rehabilitated thousands of malnourished children and provided a loving home, education and health care for over 250 children per year. Casa Guatemala has been like a light shining at the end of a tunnel for families that could not afford to feed their children, and children whose parents were not able to care for them.



A safe place filled with learning, laughter and love

In the heart of Guatemala, where it's needed most.


Casa Guatemala has three locations in Guatemala; a nursery and administration centre in the Capital city and the Children’s Village of Rio Dulce, where the majority of children we serve live. Since 1987, this centre has been home to up to 250 children during the school year and provides educational and health care services to more than 300 children every year

Facilities include houses for the girls, boys, teachers, volunteers, and staff. School facilities for pre-kindergarten through grade six classes. A medical clinic, dining hall, offices, storage, and carpentry shop. Three greenhouses, two fish ponds, one pig pen, and four wells for water, and 25 acres of fruit and vegetable crops.


Board of Directors

Meet the team.

Heather Graham has a degree in nonprofit management and has been a long term volunteer and part of our team since 2001. Antonio comes to us with extensive board experience and as the representative of PERENCO, our largest corporate sponsor. Axel and Elmer grew up at Casa Guatemala, and now Axel is a doctor and Elmer is a law student. Otto is an engineer who has long been involved with Casa Guatemala and comes to us with extensive board governance experience.

Armando has been working with Casa Guatemala for over 23 years and is charge of the maintenance, agriculture, and transportation onsite. We are extremely happy to have such a professional and dedicated team to take on the responsibility of overseeing Casa Guatemala.


Angelina de Galdamez


Heather Graham
President & Executive Director

Ing. Antonio Minondo
Vice President

Dr. Axel Satuye Mena


Elmer Ramos

Ing. Otto Zacarias
Board Member

Armando Milla
Board Member


Lilian Duarte Cappa
Project Director

Maybellin Riscajche Heredia
School Supervisor

Amelia Choc Cuy
Clinic Supervisor