Name: Maria Vidalina Reyes Esquito
Date of Birth: 7/2/2000
Maria arrived at Rehoboth two months after her brother, Angel, in 2007. A social worker visited Angel at home and became aware of the severe abuse of Angel and probable abuse of Maria. Maria was used as a slave girl by her abusive father and extended family. Her mother died after a severe beating from Maria’s father and her extended family did nothing to protect the children from the father’s abuse. We have been granted permanent custody of Maria and her brother.
Location: Rehoboth Orphanage
Rehoboth Children’s Home is located in the town of Chimaltenango, located 35 miles west of Guatemala City. Rehoboth is home to boys and girls between two and 18 years old. The name of the home is based on Genesis 26:22. In this passage, Isaac had dug two wells in the new land and those around him quarreled with him, saying it was theirs. Once he had dug the third well, no one quarreled over it and he named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord is given us Room and will flourish in the land.” This means a lot to the children of Rehoboth; it reminds them that though their parents and others have abandoned them, God has made room for them. Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America; your sponsorship will help this child.
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