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Omar Ornelas/Courtesy El Paso Times.

Hope Border Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the El Progreso Fund, a tax-deductible way to provide aid to the Mayan Achi community of the El Progreso village in Guatemala.

The first $3,000 donated will go to community member Francisco Sical to pay off the debt his family accrued after he and his young daughter migrated unsuccessfully to the U.S. in 2019. They were caught in the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols and returned to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico before they returned home to Guatemala to face debt and hunger.


Additional funds raised will be provided to families in his community to support their economic, social and humanitarian needs.

Learn more. Read the story in the El Paso Times: Families caught in the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols faced hard choices. One man shares his story of defeat.

Make donations to Hope Border Institute (499 St. Matthews Street, El Paso, TX 79907) by check or online. Specify “El Progreso Fund”. Donations are tax-deductible and the Hope Border Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity.

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