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 […]
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 […]
Cross Catholic Outreach is working alongside Father Raul Monterroso to transform impoverished rural communities in the Guatemalan Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima. Our 2020 Vision for Guatemala Cross Catholic Outreach believes a dramatic, positive transformation is possible in the lives of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children, families and communities. It will take a lot of […]
Less than a year ago, families in San Miguel los Lotes lost everything beneath a cataclysmic downpour of burning ash and rock. Now the survivors of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano eruption are finally beginning to rebuild their lives — and I was blessed to see the progress. On Monday, Jan. 21, I attended a dedication ceremony […]