Buckner in Peru
Buckner has been in Peru since 2005 when the Peruvian government sought Buckner’s help to establish a foster care and transitional service program. Buckner now has staff and church teams working in 33 government orphanages. Other support is offered through mission trips, humanitarian aid and summer interns. Buckner also operates a transitional service program for girls and a pilot foster care program in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Family Welfare.
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Buckner in Guatemala
In 2001, Buckner began working with the Guatemalan government to train national childcare workers in government orphanages and foster care. Today, Buckner continues to support several government orphanages and operates a Girls’ and Boys’ Transitional Home, a home for single mothers and babies and two baby homes – one in Guatemala City and another in Xela. In addition to sending mission teams, Buckner provides humanitarian aid and follow-up support to several orphanages in Guatemala City, Antigua, Xela, Zacapa and Huehuetenango.
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Buckner in Honduras
In 2006, the Honduran government invited Buckner by special invitation of the First Lady to visit the orphanages and needs of the children in Honduras. Additionally, Buckner crossed the borders of Honduras for the first time on an exploratory trip to visit orphanages in the city of San Pedro Sula. Since then, Honduras has become one of our fastest-growing areas of service.
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Buckner in Dominican Republic
Buckner began its explorative trips to the Dominican Republic in 2009. Buckner officially formed its NGO in December 2009 under the name "Buckner Dominicana." Buckner in the Dominican Republic now operates two Community Transformation Centers (CTCs). The first CTC is located in Eduardo Brito/Pedro Brand within the capital city, Santo Domingo. The second is called Almirante CTC, located in East Santo Domingo..
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