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Mission trips to Guatemala: Video Update from our Director
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Dateline: June 20, 2014
Hope Haven Guatemala Update from the director
Dear Friends,
It has been a while since I have sent out an email update to everyone. It has been just over a year since we moved our wheelchair factory in Antigua, Guatemala 1/2 an hour away to Santo Domingo, Xenacoj. After 5 years in Antigua we had out grown our facility and needed to be in a facility that we could build more pediatric wheelchairs but also provide a better service to the recipients.

Please take 4 minutes and see this video of what we have done over the past year. Just click on the picture.
Kindest regards,
Mark Richard
Director of Operations
Hope Haven International Ministries
Santo Domingo Xenacoj,
Central America
US cell 712-470-2926
Phone from the US 011-502-5173-7261 cell or 7823-2333 office
YouTube video from Mark Richard, Hope Haven Guatemala. Title - Mission trips to Guatemala. Click to watch the YouTube video.
Dateline: July 11, 2014
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Dateline: October 16, 2013
Refugio de Esperanza has Moved
In the past 5 years, 3,633 KidChairs were manufactured in Guatemala by local workers who are also wheelchair users. Refugio de Esperanza moved to a larger facility this summer, doubling production of the HHI KidChair and allowing for three times as much warehouse space. The larger warehouse provides more storage, appropriate production floor space for the manufacturing process, and also has designated areas for seating clinics and for training caregivers on proper wheelchair use. The location is much more visable than the previous shop, and is close by the guest house where volunteers stay. It is also near one of the main city bus routes for easy access for employees and wheelchair recipients.

God led HHI to this new facility as the owners were praying that their building, which had been empty for five years, could be used for a blessed, meaningful purpose. The employees and volunteers are working to get the new warehouse organized. Distributions and manufacturing are still taking place as they get settled.

Hope Haven Guatemala [Refugio de Esperanza de Guatemala] new factory, pictured is the large truck-accessible door.