Children in Guatemala are surrounded with a rich cultural heritage. Mayan languages and traditions are still an important part of the country’s identity. Guatemala is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Caribbean Sea on the east.
The country recently emerged from a long civil war that severely impacted their poverty and malnourishment rates. Much of the population is rural, where many families live on less than US $4 a day. Our work in Guatemala began in 1994, and since then we’ve developed a holistic approach that empowers families to escape the effects of malnourishment and poverty.