Guatemala: More about the country

46% of children under the age of five are malnourished. What a shocking percentage. Chronic malnutrition is such a big problem in Guatemala that children flee in large numbers from the country. More than 60,000 Guatemalan children were arrested over 3 years trying to cross the US border. They were traveling alone, without parents. Their situation seems so hopeless to them that their escape seems the only way out.
aid deliveries to Guatemala

Children with disabilities have little chance to expect help for their further development and a self-determined life. Their families are too poor to support them. Often the little money is just not enough to starve to death.
Poverty rates in Guatemala continue to be alarmingly high. Especially in rural areas, where 70% of the population live, extreme poverty prevails. Children are severely affected.

The percentage of children living in poverty is a staggering 66%. 
Average school attendance: 3.5 years

The fact that children only go to school for a few years is directly related to poverty. Because children have to start working at a young age. To earn money to survive. The sad result is: Guatemala has one of the highest percentages of illiterate people in Latin America.

Our help in Guatemala:
Mobility for a better life
Aid for rehabilitation
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