Both Alex and Fredy founders of Tv Head Co were born in Guatemala City.They moved to Miami Florida 12 years ago. While they are very grateful to the United States of America for all the opportunities provided, Its been impossible for them to forget their roots and ways to help the less fortunate.
Throughout a friend we found out about this wonderful orphanage locate in Sumpango, Sacatepequez just west of Guatemala City. Misioneros Del Camino is a charitable, non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Florida, USA in 1986, founded by Mrs. Leonor Portela, widow of Jose Crespo, a Cuban-American. Mrs. Portela, was widowed, when her husband, Captain Jose A. Crespo’s military airplane crashed into the ocean. Three days after the devastating earthquake in Guatemala on February 4, 1975 that left 23,000 dead and 100,000 injured, she traveled to Guatemala taking aid from Miami for the victims of the earthquake.
Misioneros Del Camino has always been evolving to provide for the orphaned, abandoned and abused children of Guatemala. From its humble beginnings in a small non-air conditioned apartment to what it is today, the home has continued to grow and adapt to make sure the children are well taken care of. Like their past, their future is filled with dreams and ideas of how to best continue providing for the children as their needs evolve.
Here are some of the things they do.
How can we help?
We created a line of wooden bow-ties with hand knitted Guatemalan fabrics. The fabric comes from a fair trade company called Mayan Mountain, they also donate a percentage of its sales to an orphanage called Casita Copan with whom we teamed up last year. We created 3 different bow-ties and named them after 3 Mayan gods. Each bow tie comes numbered and only 50 were made. We are donating 40% of each sale to Misioneros del Camino.
You Can Help Too
You can go to their website and find out more of the great work they are doing. You can also donate directly to them via Paypal. Together we can make a change.