This is the second in our series of blogs where we address general poverty in Latin American countries. Before we commented on Nicaragua; now we will share insights on Guatemala, which has some similarities to Nicaragua, but also some very distinct differences.
Addressing Chronic Childhood Malnourishment in Guatemala Guatemala is Central America’s most populous country. It suffers from some of the worst rates of chronic childhood malnutrition in the region. Even though it has one of the region’s most robust economies, more than half of all Guatemalans are living below the poverty line. The statistics for children […]
3 Ministries Doing Outreach Work in Nicaragua In our mission work for Cross Catholic Outreach, we are privileged to work closely with partners in Nicaragua. We go into the field and meet these faithful servants of God, and many are bringing tangible relief to the poorest families in their communities while inspiring greater faith as […]
Hunger in Guatemala — Causes, Effects & Solutions Vulnerable children in Guatemala are fighting for their lives. An estimated of children in Guatemala under five years old have stunted growth due to chronic hunger. Some of them, such as little Esmeralda, were abandoned by their parents and receive nutrition from Catholic feeding centers. Sadly, in […]
Addressing Dire Poverty in Nicaragua Nicaragua consistently ranks as one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, and nearly one-third of its population falls below the poverty line. The poorest families are particularly concentrated in rural villages, where about 41% of the people reside. But what does daily life look like for these families? […]