Poverty in Guatemala is widespread and has unique causes, including the fallout from conflicts and civil war as well as social and economic equality.
Guatemala is Central America’s most populous country. It suffers from some of the worst rates of chronic childhood malnutrition in the region.
Learn about the causes of, effects of, and solutions to child hunger and malnutrition in Guatemala.
Cross Catholic Outreach believes a dramatic, positive transformation is possible in the lives of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children, families and communities. Here is a quick look at the many inspiring and life-changing projects we’ve committed to funding through your generous support during our 2020 fiscal year.
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.
I walked at “ground zero” of Volcán de Fuego’s eruption just 17 days after the disaster. The town I stood in used to be San Miguel Los Lotes, but it was hard to believe people had lived there less than three weeks prior.