The area surrounding our new home: Mi Casita is renting a house in San Pedro las Huertas, a few kilometers from the famous and tourist Antigua and about an hour from the the capital Guatemala-City. It's a typical Guatemalan town with uneven cobblestone streets, lots of tiendas (little shops) and a central park with a beautiful baroque Spanish colonial church.
Our home: On the search of a suitable house I was struck by the one we chose. As the gate opens you see the big garden with little fruit trees, a seating area and the three level house. There are 4 rooms with private bathroom, an office, a kitchen/dining-room, patio, 2 storage rooms and the whole upper level is a roof terrace with great views of the 3 surrounding volcanos. For some reason many houses in Guatemala are without much daylight, but this a very open house with lots of natural light.
We can accomodate 12 children in the ages 0-3 years.
All Mi Casita’s children are abandoned by their families and sent to Mi Casita by order of the Court, with the support of the National Adoption Council, which is the governing organization for abandoned children in Guatemala. The National Adoption Council authorizes and regulates children’s homes such as Mi Casita.