Bienvenidos a Los Amigos de Los Romeritos
Welcome to the Friends of Los Romeritos
Currently, children get help with schoolwork, learn computer skills, receive health and nutrition information, have medical and dental checks, develop musical talents, learn crafts, and explore their cultural heritage.
In Zona 1, one of the poorest parts of Guatemala City, children come to the center to be in a supportive environment safe from the streets. In addition, mobile workshops take instruments and arts classes to students in other parts of the city when it is too dangerous for them to travel on city buses.
Los Amigos de los Romeritos (Friends of Los Romeritos) is an all-volunteer organization that operates primarily in and around Portland, Oregon. It is supported by friends throughout the world. We sell crafts produced in Guatemala’s cottage industries, and collect contributions to support the programs of Los Romeritos. 100% of all donations and proceeds of all sales (after small administrative expenses) are sent to Los Romeritos and provide a large portion of their financial support. We are inspired by the memory of Meggan Parkinson who fell in love with the street children of Guatemala City and believed that each of us can make a difference in the world. All contributions are tax-deductible thanks to the support of the Oregon City United Methodist Church where Meggan attended as a child.