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FRIENDS OF HOGAR RAFAEL AYAU FOUNDATION 2010. History of the Hogar Rafael Ayau  Originally founded by Don Rafael Ayau in 1857.  In 1996, after being.

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1 FRIENDS OF HOGAR RAFAEL AYAU FOUNDATION 2010

2 History of the Hogar Rafael Ayau  Originally founded by Don Rafael Ayau in  In 1996, after being closed under civil war in Guatemala, the newly named Hogar Rafael Ayau was placed under the responsibility of the Catholic Apostolic Antiochian Orthodox Church of Guatemala.  October 13, 1997, the Hogar Rafael Ayau opened its doors to receive 115 orphaned boys and girls, under the care of the nuns of the Lavra Mambre.  Today the orphanage continues to accept and fully care for abandoned children.

3 Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage  The Hogar provides a home to over 100 orphans received from birth to seven years old.  Children remain at the Hogar until they are either adopted or established in their adult lives.  The orphanage provides the children with a home, which includes an education, emotional care, spiritual guidance, athletics, medical care, job training… unconditional love.

4 Friends of Hogar Rafael Ayau Friends of Hogar Rafael Ayau is a non-profit 501(c)-3 established for the sole purpose of supporting the children of the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage and raising funds for a new orphanage, San Miguel

5 FHRA Foundation  Friends of Hogar Rafael Ayau Foundation (FHRA) was formed as a 501(c)-3 in October 2007 and became active in  FHRA was created for individuals to make tax deductible donations that would directly benefit the Hogar.  Capital campaign kick-off November 2009 to raise $1.6M for San Miguel.  The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and it is under the direction of Mother Ines.

6 FHRA Board of Directors  Mother Ines Ayau, Director Hogar Rafael Ayau  Guatemala City, Guatemala  Georgia Lipane, President  Pearl River, NY  Harriet Stratis, Treasurer  Chicago, IL  Laura Paulus, Secretary  Chicago, IL  Thania Panopoulos, Director  Chicago, IL  Andrew Morriss, Director  Fisher, IL  Carmen Ayau, Director  Miami, FL  Catherine Fuller, Director  Lakewood, OH

7 Need for New Orphanage  The Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage currently resides in Zone 1, the most dangerous section of Guatemala City and the children are in increasing danger.  Over half the population of Guatemala lives below the poverty line.  The country grapples with many challenges, including rampant crime and drug trafficking, upgrading government and private financial operations.  Adoptions from Guatemala ceased in April 2008, leaving the Hogar the only hope of a permanent home for many children.

8 San Miguel Home San Miguel will provide a warm, wonderful home for needy children. San Miguel will provide accommodations, food, medical care, a nursery, a school, a gymnasium, and work-study programs for the children. In addition to being a home for the children, San Miguel strives to become financially self-sustaining through Tilapia ponds, raising rabbits, vegetable gardens, baking, coffee, arts and crafts, and woodworking.

9 Capital Campaign - Our Goal Raise $1.6 million  To construct the Orphanage San Miguel with capacity to care for 200 abandoned children How You Can Help  Raise funds to contribute to capital campaign  Raise awareness of the Hogar and our financial goal  Sponsor a room or building of San Miguel  Donate to the general San Miguel fund  Donate to on-going operations of the orphanage

10 Construction Progress to Date  ~30% of the complex has been completed. Much progress has been made on boys’ dormitory, nursery and infirmary.  The retaining wall of the 3-story building is complete: first floor school, second floor dining hall and kitchen, third floor girls’ dormitory, medical clinics and covered play areas.  Retaining walls and columns for the administration offices and the missionary living quarters are complete.

11 Hogar Rafael Ayau, Zone1 Guatemala City, Guatemala

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32 The Children Need Our Help!  Raise $1.6M to build San Miguel.  Capital Campaign from Nov 2009-Nov  Support the goal in various way:  Provide a financial contribution  Support fundraising events in your community  Engage others to participate in achieving our goal  Visit us at  Thank you!

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