We are an association that is apolitical and non-governmental that aims to provide medical, educational, spiritual, moral and social assistance to every person of limited resources, orphaned or abandoned. We provide medical consultations, perform specialized surgeries and help people find permanent homes in Guatemala. We exceed the expectation of the sick and the neediest we serve, but also of the volunteers who collaborate with us, and with the doctors and professionals, benefactors and the government that work alongside us. Our shared aim is developing a sustainable project with transparent management. Through our work we seek to transform the lives of those who come into contact with us.
We are an organization that transforms lives by applying the values of the gospel. We serve the poor and those in need throughout Guatemala by providing health care, education, and rehabilitation of the highest quality in the manner of Santo Hermano Pedro.
Our vision is to be the organization that is able to provide their services to as many people in need in Guatemala and other countries, with the help of volunteers, benefactors and the government. We want to develop a sustainable project and transparent management.
We tend to patients with medical consultations, practice special surgeries and we place people in permanent homes in Guatemala.
We offer services at our Day Hospital (Antigua Guatemala), Nutritional Recovery Center (Antigua), Virgen del Socorro Home (San Juan del Obispo, Antigua Guatemala), Renacer Center (Sumpango, Sacatepéquez) Home for the Elderly (Jutiapa), Child Care Center ( Antigua Guatemala).
We offer housing and health programs.
Within the health program is the “San Antonio de Padua” Child Nutrition Recovery Center, which attends an average of 33 cases of malnutrition per day. The external and internal consultation service; program of scheduled surgeries, diagnostic center, laboratory, pharmacy service and preventive clinics, performing 1.8 million annual visits and 6,300 surgeries through the 42 medical days in which 1,200 foreign and local doctors participate.
Within the Housing program there are 8 permanent homes. Among them: The Virgen del Socorro Center, which serves 250 children, youth, adults and the elderly with chronic degenerative problems on average daily. There is also the “Sagrado Corazón de Jesús” Nursery School benefiting 76 children a day. Another home is the “Renacer” rehabilitation center for people with addiction problems located in Sacatepéquez, which provides help to 6,000 young people and adults a year. The home for the elderly "San Juan Bautista" located in Jutiapa and Casa de Fe that offers care to 100 people on average daily, all relatives of patients treated medically.
The Association addresses the problems of health, education and rehabilitation, serving the poorest and neediest in Guatemala without distinction. Our objective is to provide medical, educational, spiritual, moral, and social assistance to all people with limited resources and in vulnerable conditions, promoting the values of fraternity, service and the preservation of life.
The impact that Obra Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro has achieved since its inception has grown considerably, maintaining care for the poorest, sick and abandoned in the country, in many specialties, through three models.
- Day Hospital - 350,000 patients annually
- Surgeries - 6,200 annual surgeries by foreign doctors
- Residences - 400 permanent residents, and provides housing and food to 6,500 people
In total, 2 million visits are made annually.
Obras Sociales has a Statistics department, which collects information on all the programs and services that are provided, through medical record systems, reports from the different agencies and departments, in order to consolidate the data and show the positive impact with reports. generated by the association.
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Through 39 years of operation, Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro has had the support of national and foreign benefactors, allowing the growth of programs and services that benefit the most vulnerable population of Guatemala.
Today we have the Day Hospital (Antigua Guatemala), Nutritional Recovery Center (Antigua), Virgen del Socorro Home (San Juan del Obispo, Antigua Guatemala), Renacer Center (Sumpango, Sacatepéquez) Home for the Elderly (Jutiapa), Child Care Center ( Antigua Guatemala).
With the increase in poverty and malnutrition in our country, the different Health and Social Work Homes programs have focused on helping to improve the quality of life of thousands of people from all departments who have needed dignified care and quality.
Our short-term strategic plan objectives are:
- Strengthen and transmit the values of Saint Hermano Pedro and Franciscan Spirituality.
- Make the organization more efficient and empower leadership.
- Ensure the sustainability and growth of the institution.
To be the association that expands its services to more poor and needy people in Guatemala and other countries, expanding our service capacity, with the support of volunteers, benefactors and the Government, developing a sustainable project and transparent management.