Melanie McCarthy

The Nosapo Freedom House – The Nosapo Freedom House

Stationed in Guatemala along the migratory route from Central America to the United States, The Nosapo Freedom House is a safe haven and a hub of hope, learning, community and sustenance for change. Melanie McCarthy, Founder and Executive Director of Nosapo, believes in education and human rights as the framework for empowering those that have been marginalized and has spent the last seven years working to give power back to the powerless in similar settings around the world.

Along with a full staff of volunteers, she will maintain a guest house and provide legal aid, healthcare, meals, yoga, and meditation to migrants traveling to seek asylum in the United States. The Freedom House will provide an unprecedented opportunity for migrants to find rest — without the threat of abuse and trafficking — and prepare for a safe journey and arrival.