Andrea’s Homes of Hope and Joy are always growing to meet the needs of orphaned, abandoned, abused, and extremely poor children in Latin America. Construction projects include expansion of Andrea’s Home in Guayaramerin, as well as Homes in Riberalta, Bolivia, Honduras, and Costa Rica. Each Andrea’s Home consists of individual houses for substitute parents and children, a dining hall, a Christian school, and a chapel. These buildings provide the opportunity for the children at Andrea’s Home to be cared for, educated, and loved.
In addition to the buildings on the property of Andrea’s Home, two buildings—a dairy barn and house—have been constructed on another property of 230 acres which was gifted to Andrea’s Home of Hope and Joy. Plans are in place for the construction of a water purification and bottling plant utilizing a natural spring on the acreage. With a fish hatchery, several hundred fruit trees, and a future vegetable garden and chicken coop, this farm will be able to supply many of the food products for the families at Andrea’s Home. All surplus products will be sold in our store/café located on a nearby property, which was also gifted to Andrea’s Home. On a fourth property adjacent to the Home, a processing plant and bakery will soon be constructed. The farm and other businesses will provide the children with the unique opportunity to learn planting and harvesting, caring for animals, and processing milk.
HIGHLIGHTED BUILDING PROJECT:
Water Bottling & Purification Plant
Since the water in Guayaramerín and surrounding communities is extremely unsanitary, it is necessary to buy bottled water for drinking and cooking. Funds are needed to begin construction on a water purification and bottling plant.
On the 230-acre farm owned by Andrea’s Home of Hope and Joy, there is a natural artesian spring. The U.S. and Bolivian leadership of Andrea’s Home has decided to utilize the spring and develop a water purification and bottling plant. This plant will not only provide a substantial income which will help sustain Andrea’s Home of Hope and Joy; but will also provide purified drinking water for the Home. Plans are in place to have the plant constructed and operating by November 2017 pending funding.