Saturday, August 29, 2009


One of Casa Shalom's youngest residents, baby Fatima, was checked into the hospital yesterday. She was taken to a doctor, who diagnosed her with a severe bronchial infection and recommended that she be placed in a private hospital in the capital, where she can receive the best care. While public hospitals in Guatemala are cheaper but don't offer very good care, private hospitals like the one where Fatima is being treated are expensive because of the quality of care they offer. Fatima's stay will cost $250.00 per day, and she will be there for at least 3 days. Unfortunately, expensive hospital stays are not in Casa Shalom's budget and it will be very difficult for the orphanage to pay the bill. If you are interested in blessing the home and baby Fatima by donating toward her hospital stay, please contact us at

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