Guatemala

Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Guatemala in 1976 after an earthquake killed more than 22,000 people and left 1 million without homes. Since then, Guatemala has faced many natural disasters and economic challenges. FH is working to keep children in school and building healthy communities. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in Guatemala.

Regional map of Guatemala

Guatemala Facts

Capital:
Guatemala City
Language:
Spanish and Amerindian languages
Population:
13,824,463
Crisis:
2.7 million Guatemalans are affected by food insecurity
43 percent of Guatemalan children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition
47 percent of Guatemalans don’t have consistent access to drinking water

Our Work in Guatemala

Agriculture

Last year, 673 people learned farming and irrigation techniques for growing crops in difficult conditions.

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Church

Last year, 58 pastors received training in leadership to expand their ministry. 2,093 children attended children’s ministries. 1,403 adults attended church services.

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Education

Last year, 7,145 children received assistance to stay in school. 1,427 teenagers received assistance to pursue secondary education or vocational training.

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Health

Nutrition improved for 7,145 children through FH health programs.

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Income Generation

90 people attended savings groups. Construction projects helped 25 people in creating income generating opportunities.

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Water

Last year, 2,250 people benefited from FH clean water programs, such as water source conservation.

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