El Refugio is a ministry in Guatemala to abused and trafficked women and their children. We operate a shelter house where women can live for up to a year and be safe from their abuser. We work with them during their time with us to prepare them for a new life free from abuse.
We provide job training, English classes, Bible studies, counseling, medical care, domestic skills training, financial planning, and more. Our most important goal is that each woman and child is introduced to Jesus Christ and encouraged to begin a relationship with Him if they have not done so previously. We want our women and children to find their identity in Jesus Christ and to discover their true worth in God’s eyes.
We also have a micro-enterprise that helps the women develop job skills, confidence, and helps them save for their future.