In the Western highlands of Guatemala, many families live in rural areas, isolated from government and health services. The infrastructure available to them does not provide these families with steady income or means to provide consistent nutritional meals for their children.
Most of our clients live on less than $1 a day and over 70% of indigenous children in Guatemala are chronically undernourished. With any health or unexpected expense, families must make sacrifices. They may leave their education behind, sell their land, or stay hungry.
Our Strengthening Communities Program aims to provide social services and food security interventions so that families do not need to sacrifice their health or education in a time of crisis. We believe that when families are able to meet their most basic needs, their communities grow and prosper, and vice versa.
How can you help?
$30 a month could provide a child with nutritional support to help them grow strong
$50 could provide essential medicine for a student in need
$121 could provide a water filter for a child suffering from a water-borne illness
$300 could support leadership and nutrition workshops for one month