Miracles in Action empowers Guatemalans living in extreme poverty to help themselves through sustainable projects that improve education, nutrition, vocational skills and create jobs.
Miracles in Action seeks out under-served pockets of need in rural Guatemala and we research projects that focus on education, vocational training, and sustainable development. We select projects that achieve long-term results, improve quality of life, and allow truly impoverished people to help themselves. We believe in working in partnership with poor Guatemalan people, giving them a hand up, instead of a hand-out. We also strongly believe that education is the surest way out of poverty, and so devote much of our efforts in that direction.
Miracles in Action is a 501c-3 charity. 100% of all donations go directly to our projects. Administrative expenses are funded by “angel donors” and the sale of handicrafts produced in Guatemala’s cottage industry.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden death of Henry Rambacher on Sunday, October 12. Penny’s dad was a major supporter of Miracles in Action’s work and while he was not able to go to Guatemala in recent years, he supported Penny’s efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of many Guatemalans living in extreme poverty.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at Unity Church in Naples at a future date. Memorial donations can be directed to a special Miracles in Action “SchoolStarter” project, to support 15-year-old Ben Morales’s goal to raise funds to build school #48 in Guatemala. Donate at: Henry Rambacher Memorial.
Miracles in Action’s philosophy of giving is summed up with this quote from Pericles:
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”