2020 Annual Report

Dear Friends,

We are so very grateful for your help, support, and partnership with us in what God is doing through the Cadaniño ministry to serve vulnerable children and families in Guatemala.

Though this was a challenging year because of the Covid-19 crisis, core truths remain the same. People are hurt, broken, suffering and in need of the hope that only the Gospel can bring.

Our mission at Cadaniño is to serve the orphaned, vulnerable and disabled through programs that enable them to achieve their God-given potential. We strive to lead and guide them to eternal truths that will serve them both now and for eternity.

This year challenged our team to innovate and serve in new ways during the quarantine and lockdown, and we are proud to say that they rose to the occasion and each step of the way.

Our commitment to our core objectives stayed the same; Spiritual Formation, Educational Reinforcement, and Family Strengthening, the way we served changed.

We can see that the past years have been successful in bringing together a strong team at each of our centers that is committed to the students enrolled in our programs and their families.

During the eight months when we couldn’t hold in person classes our team did amazing job retooling existing programs and retooling ones to effectively meet the needs of those we serve.

We also made a concerted effort to focus on the quality of our programs and develop tracking systems to judge their implementation.

The spiritual growth we saw from all those involved, from the students, to their parents to our teachers, and especially the youth as they served others, is among one of the biggest “wins” for this year.

As a ministry built on Christian values, with a view of eternity, introducing those we serve to the hope of the Gospel so that they can be redeemed and restored to their Father, will always be our highest priority.

We hope that our yearend report gives you a clear understanding of where we are as an organization. We strive for transparency and accountability in all we do, so if you have any questions or need clarification on anything, please ask.

Sincerely,

Timothy Martiny

President

Cadaniño

 

Contents

US Non-profit. 3

Guatemalan Non-Profit. 3

Covid-19. 3

Administration. 3

Reporting. 3

Planning and Tracking. 3

Snapshot 2020. 4

Cadaniño Community Center in Colonia Santa Fe. 5

Overview.. 5

Programs. 5

Pre-Covid-19. 5

Covid-19. 6

Post-Covid-19. 7

Finance Report. 8

Cadaniño Community Center San Jose Pinula. 10

Overview.. 10

Programs. 10

Pre Covid-19. 10

Covid-19. 11

Post-Covid-19. 12

Finance Report. 13

Cadaniño Special Needs. 14

Overview.. 14

Programs. 14

Finance Report. 14

 

US Non-profit

  • US 501c3, is approved
  • Tim will be receiving a monthly salary of $2,000 a month starting in January.
  • Online giving platform donorbox.org is working well for accounting and sub accounting for the various projects.

Guatemalan Non-Profit

  • Still pending approval from Minesterio de Gobernacion.
  • Covid-19 has delayed this indefinitely.

Covid-19

  • Due to the quarantine and countrywide shutdown, we had to suspend the afterschool programs at the Cadanino community centers from April through October.
  • Because of close relationships with the families we serve, we knew immediately that many were in need due to their inability to work. Our pilot food distribution in March confirmed the need and we have continued to provide food on a regular basis to the families of our students.
  • At the beginning of June, we made the decision to officially adapt our programs to remote learning and correspondence. We don’t want our staff to think of the adjustment to our programs as a stopgap or something temporary. We want them to give their full effort to developing and implementing our revamped programs to serve students remotely.

Administration

Reporting

  • Eduardo and Lili, our two coordinators completed new and improved monthly reports with details about programs, attendance, finances and testimonies.
  • This serves to give us a clear picture of how our programs are doing and if we are making progress.

Planning and Tracking

  • The Covid-19 crisis caused a major shift in how we operate. We developed processes for planning, tracking and reviewing the effectiveness of our programs.
  • Objective / Planning / Messaging / Control / Tracking / Review / Improvement.
  • Staff is reviewing all programs to ensure they have these elements.

  

Snapshot 2020

Bible Classes

673

Reinforcement Classes

588

Computer Classes

481

Math Classes

416

Educational Worksheets for Students

18056

Books Read by Students

1538

Evangelism Material Given Out

5347

Meals Given Out

120,000

  

Cadaniño Community Center in Colonia Santa Fe

Overview

  • 97 kids enrolled in our program.
  • Three staff:
    • Eduardo, coordinator, computer and math teacher. Full Time.
    • Reyna, Bible teacher, assistant reinforcement teacher. ¾ Time.
    • Merlyn, computer teacher and reinforcement teacher. Part Time.

Programs

Pre-Covid-19

  • Attendance & Participation
    • High attendance continued to be one of the trademarks of this center. Over the years we have built a core group of students and parents who are highly committed.
  • Bible
    • Daily Bible classes for students with content tailored by age.
  • Computer
    • Cross trained second teacher to assist with computer classes.
    • Advanced students continue to make remarkable progress pursuing their interests through specialized I.T. courses.
  • Educational Reinforcement
    • Math
      • Our math teacher’s ability to make learning fun continues to play an important role in motivating the students to excel in math.
    • .Reinforcement
      • Improving reading and writing skills continues to be our focus.
      • Several students have graduated from this to the math class.
      • The years of experience our teacher has is an important factor in the success of this program.
    • English
      • Expanded program to 15 students and broke them into beginner and advanced classes. This has proved effective in enabling the advanced students to progress at a faster pace.
      • Classes are supplemented with Duolingo.com.
    • Womens Group.
      • Weekly women’s Bible studies lead by Sharie are growing in size and consistency and have proven to be a great way to build community with parents of our students.
    • Learning Clubs
      • Students have formed a robotics club that is self-taught using online courses and materials programming ARDUINO using Python and Java. 

Covid-19

  • Attendance & Participation
    • %97 Attendance is tracked by participation in our correspondence courses.
  • Bible
    • Using “Llaves del cielo para ninos” devotional book. All students have copy.
    • Twice a week video classes via WhatsApp or Google Meet.
    • Student group size is between 4-12 students and the class lasts for 10-20 minutes. Include the daily devotional, worship, and prayer time.
    • Very well received by parents and students.
    • Tracked via attendance sheets and weekly meetings where parents come in to pick up worksheets.
    • Parents coming in once a week to pick up and drop off worksheets.
  • Computer
    • Computer classes are officially suspended at this time.
  • Educational Reinforcement
    • Correspondence course
      • Weekly packets of worksheets on writing and language arts are given to students each week.
      • Many schools have suspended classes. Our program reduces the amount that students might fall behind.
      • Parents come in on Monday or Tuesday turn in completed worksheets and pickup new material for the following week.
      • Material is graded just as it would be in school and feedback is provided to the parents and students.
    • Reading
      • Launched a reading push soon after classes were suspended.
      • Students choose a book, parents are provided with control sheets that both student and parent have to complete which is then turned into our staff.
    • Feeding Program
      • Food bags have proved to be vital to the families during this time.
      • Using funds from WOW, supplemented by other fundraising initiatives, we have delivered over 120,000 meals to the families of our students.
      • We place a focus on ensuring spiritual ministry an integral part of our food distributions, whether by taking time to personally pray with each parent, teaching a Bible message or having worship in small groups. The impact we have seen has been powerful and people giving their lives to Christ.
      • Taking time to interact with the parents instead of just giving them food is laying the foundation for lasting relationships.
      • Food bags are also given to the elderly, infirm and disabled nearby.
    • Ministry to Parents
      • Spending time with parents when they deliver/pickup homework and receive their food bags is laying the foundation for deeper relationships. 

Post-Covid-19

  • Vacation course
    • Corresponding with the removing of the quarantine restrictions, we resumed classes on a limited basis.
    • Students attended twice a week, with health protocols in place.
    • This also served as an opportunity to receive 12 new students into the program to evaluate if they are a good fit for the program.
  • Attendance & Participation
    • We divided students into 4 groups, with classes in the morning and afternoons, approximately 20 students per group, students were further divided into two groups of 10 when they came in, enabling us to enact effective social distancing.
    • 83 students attended the vacation course.
  • Bible
    • Daily Bible classes.
  • Computer
    • Students continued advancing in our computer training courses.
  • Reading
    • Reading program is continuing in the student’s homes.
    • Progress is tracked through book reports and interviews by the teachers.
  • Feeding Program
    • We implemented our feeding program at the center so students receive a nutritious lunch.
    • Food bags were also given to families in November and December thanks to funding from Orphan Outreach.
  • Christmas outreach
    • Thanks to partnerships with churches in the U.S., we were able to expand our Christmas gift program so all students received Christmas gifts, treats and a Christmas message.
  • Learning Clubs
    • Students continue to learn in their robotics club coming in several times a week. It is self-taught using online courses and materials programming ARDUINO using Python and Java. 

Finance Report

  • Funding from Orphan Outreach has been instrumental to the center.
  • Special funding was received through Orphan Outreach for the construction of a kitchen and implementation of a nutrition program.
  • We received a one-time grant for general funding.
  • Held an online fundraiser that brought in support.
  • Local donors, Iglesia Casa de Libertad, board members and friends continue to play a key role in supporting the center. 

 

Cadanino Santa Fe 2020 YTD Finance Report

Beginning Balance January 2020

$1,633

Income

 

Donations

$4,202

Orphan Outreach

$29,584

One Time Grants & Fundraisers

$6,979

Total Income

$40,765

   

Expenses

 

Rent

$3,325

Utilities, Electricity, Water, Garbage

$731

Internet & Cell Phone

$748

Transportation

$45

Office & Teaching Supplies

$2,290

Cleaning Supplies

$443

Construction, Repairs & Maintenance

$4,408

Equipment

$1,633

Salaries

$13,450

Events and Special Activities

$850

Food & Drinking Water

$5,817

Legal

$300

   

Balance January 2020

$1,633

Total Income

$40,765

Donation Processing Fees

$2,626

Total Expenses

$34,046

Balance at Year End

$5,725

 

 

Cadaniño Community Center San Jose Pinula

Overview

  • 103 students enrolled. 73 in full program. 30 (aged 5-7) in a pilot program.
  • 2 staff, both full time.
    • Lili, Coordinator, Bible Teacher and Youth Leader.
    • Mayra, Math Teacher and Computer Teacher.

Programs

Pre Covid-19

  • Attendance & Participation
    • Students struggle with attendance as a result of their economic situation.
    • Average daily attendance is %75 of students enrolled for that day.
    • This is our second year of implementing our afterschool program.
  • Bible
    • Daily Bible classes for students.
    • Classes are planned by staff and reviewed by Shaire.
    • Youth classes are twice a week and have coalesced into a tight knit group.
  • Computer
    • Daily computer classes.
    • Most students had limited skills when enrolling, but we are gaining momentum with them as a group and are seeing students embrace it.
  • Educational Reinforcement
    • Math
      • Students receive a math class every week.
    • Reinforcement
      • Improving reading and writing skills continues to be our focus.
    • Educational Games.
      • Implemented educational games ever. Students learn to play UNO, Rummio, connect 4 and games that help develop thinking skills.
      • Weekly group reading and discussion helps students develop reading skills.
    • Womens Group.
      • Weekly women’s Bible studies lead by Sharie are growing in size and attendance while proving effective in building community with the parents of our students.  

Covid-19

  • Attendance & Participation
    • Attendance is tracked by the participation of students in our correspondence courses. It has improved to 95% since Covid-19 started.
  • Bible
    • Bible studies are prepared for students to complete at home.
    • Parents coming in once a week to pick up and drop off worksheets.
    • Economic challenges our students face prevent video classes.
  • Computer
    • Computer classes are officially suspended at this time.
  • Educational Reinforcement
    • Correspondence course
      • Weekly packets of worksheets on writing and language arts are given to students each week.
      • Use material prepared for students at the Santa Fe.
      • Many schools have suspended classes. Our program reduces the amount that students might fall behind.
      • Parents come in on Monday or Tuesday turn in completed worksheets and pickup new material for the following week.
      • Material is graded just as it would be in school and feedback is provided to the parents and students.
    • Reading
      • We are launching program developed at the Santa Fe center.
    • Feeding Program
      • Food bags have proved to be vital to the families during this time.
      • Using funds raised primarily through contacts of board member Jamie Waller, we have delivered over 75,000 meals to the families of our students.
      • We place a focus on ensuring spiritual ministry an integral part of our food distributions, whether by taking time to personally pray with each parent, teaching a Bible message or having worship in small groups. The impact we have seen has been powerful and people giving their lives to Christ.
      • Taking time to interact with the parents instead of just giving them food is laying the foundation for lasting relationships.
      • Food bags are also given to the elderly, infirm and disabled nearby.
      • Our youth group has been instrumental in helping deliver food to the elderly, infirm and disabled nearby. Their initiative and willingness to volunteer is a result of a focus we placed on teaching service during the past year and the Gospel truly taking root in their lives.  

Post-Covid-19

  • Vacation course
    • Corresponding with the removing of the quarantine restrictions, we resumed classes on a limited basis.
    • Students attended twice a week, with health protocols in place.
    • This also served as an opportunity to receive 12 new students into the program to evaluate if they are a good fit for the program.
  • Attendance & Participation
    • We divided students into 4 groups, with classes in the morning and afternoons, approximately 16 students per group, students were further divided into two groups of 8 when they came in, enabling us to enact effective social distancing.
    • 45 students attended the vacation course.
  • Bible
    • Daily Bible classes.
  • Computer
    • Students continued advancing in our computer training courses.
  • Reading
    • Reading program is continuing in the student’s homes.
    • Progress is tracked through book reports and interviews by the teachers.
  • Feeding Program
    • We implemented our feeding program at the center so students receive a nutritious lunch.
    • Food bags were also given to families in November and December thanks to funding from Orphan Outreach.
  • Christmas outreach
    • Thanks to partnerships with churches in the U.S., we were able to expand our Christmas gift program so all students received Christmas gifts, treats and a Christmas message. 

Finance Report

  • A majority of Funding is provided by Sarah Smith & Cross Culture Jesus.
  • We received a one-time grant for the center.
  • Held an online fundraiser that brought in support.
  • Local donors, Iglesia Casa de Libertad and friends continue to play a key role in supporting the center.

Cadanino SJP 2020 YTD Finance Report

Beginning Balance January 2020

$2,133

Income

 

Donations

$9,671

Cross Culture Jesus

$9,000

One Time Grants

$7,279

Total Income

$25,950

   

Expenses

 

Rent

$3,206

Utilities, Electricity, Water, Garbage

$361

Internet & Cell Phone

$842

Transportation

$291

Office & Teaching Supplies

$359

Cleaning Supplies

$211

Construction, Repairs & Maintenance

$257

Equipment

$43

Salaries

$11,379

Events and Special Activities

$958

Food & Water

$2,435

Legal

$0

   

Beginning Balance January 2020

$2,133

Total Income

$25,950

Donation Processing Fees

$884

Total Expenses

$21,054

Balance at Year End

$1,878

 

Cadaniño Special Needs

Overview

  • Program that operates within ABI, a home for people with special needs.
  • Current staff includes two special educators and a physical therapist.

Programs

  • Staff work in their respective fields serving the residents of the facility.
  • Hours have been adjusted since the start of the Covid-19 crisis but the government depends heavily on our team to care for the children.
  • We are delighted that our staff has continued to have a powerful impact serving those with special needs

Finance Report

  • Funding is provided by Jamie Waller and friends.

Cadanino Special Needs 2020 YTD Finance Report

Beginning Balance

$1,652

Donations

$5,000

Jamie Waller

$9,250

Total Funds

$15,902

   

Expenses

$0

Transportation

$301

Teaching Supplies

$181

Salaries

$12,413

   

Beginning Balance

$1,652

Total Income

$14,250

Donation Processing Fees

$428

Total Expenses

$13,444

Balance at Year End

$2,031