A better future for people at risk of exclusion
Guatemala, whose name in Nahuatl means “place of many trees”, is an eminently rural country, very attached to the indigenous culture and the Mayan heritage of its population. Between 1960 and 1996 it suffered a long civil war, known as the Internal Armed Conflict, which left more than 200,000 victims. We support projects that benefit the Guatemalan society.
The project is committed to the children’s education through a three-pronged strategy: after-school care and support measures; value promotion measures to raise awareness of peace; and material support to help families living in poverty.
400 people benefit from the Futuro Vivo Association Development Program, and particularly young people and women. This initiative, which has education as its fundamental pillar but nonetheless takes into account all of the community’s needs, seeks to bring about the change which enables them to offer young people a better future and to train change leaders in this marginalized neighborhood in Guatemala City.
The World Vision International Foundation strengthens the knowledge of the volunteer staff working in the communities of Huehuetenango and San Juan Sacatepéquez. The goal is to reduce malnutrition in children under five and infant mortality.
The project “Pueblo de niños” (Children’s village) organized by Casa Guetemala, benefits 1,300 vulnerable people in Río Dulce, Guatemala, through housing, education, nutrition and health.