Guatemala

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Guatemala

COUNTRY STATS

53%

53% of the population lives in poverty, and 13% in extreme poverty.  

1.5M

1.5 million people were impacted by hurricanes which led to severe floods and landslides. 

40%

Only 40 % of Guatemalan families have food security. 

47%

With 47% of children under the age of five suffering from chronic malnutrition, Guatemala has the 4th highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world. 

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OVERVIEW

With an estimated population of 16.3 million, Guatemala is the most populous nation in Central America. The country struggles with high levels of infant, child and maternal mortality, illiteracy, and other health and development issues. Religion in Guatemala is a complex mix of traditional Mayan spirituality in particularly in the highlands, along with Catholicism and Evangelical Christianity.  

COUNTRY STATS

53%

53% of the population lives in poverty, and 13% in extreme poverty.  

1.5M

1.5 million people were impacted by hurricanes which led to severe floods and landslides. 

40%

Only 40 % of Guatemalan families have food security. 

47%

With 47% of children under the age of five suffering from chronic malnutrition, Guatemala has the 4th highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world. 

    OUR PROJECTS IN GUATEMALA

    1

    Supporting kids at risk 

    Tutoring support, spiritual counselling, provision of school lunch and education materials, and medical consultations. 

    2

    Local church coaching 

    Supporting the work of the local church within communities, through accompaniment and training from church coaches. 

    3

    Sustainable development 

    Addressing community initiatives addressing priority needs in their contextproviding workshops on various family issues for parents. 

    Photo of Guatemalan kids in school

    FAQ ABOUT OUR WORK

    CBM partners with ENLACE, an organization supporting sustainable community transformation through local churches, as well as the Asociación Convención Evangélica Bautista de Guatemala (ACEBG) in order to support children at risk in their education. 

    Sustainable community development, counselling, supporting education

    Meet CBM international field staff, Bruno & Kathleen SoucyPray with us through Prayerline, produced weekly. Learn more about CBM’s work to fight global poverty.  Give to make a lasting impact on the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people today. 

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