Guatemala Around 13,000,000 people Around 52% of the population lives in rural areas There are over 20 languages; most are Mayan 40% of the population is under 15; 60% if those children live in poverty
Poverty in Guatemala • 51% of the population lives below the poverty line, meaning they lack the income to provide basic goods, services, and food for their families. • 12% of the populationlive on less than $2 (Q.15) per day • According to the World Health Organization, nearly 50% of Guatemalan children are malnourished.
HOUSING IN GUATEMALA • Guatemala suffers from a housing deficit of 1.2 million housing units. • The rising cost of materials • Lack of affordable, available land • Economic instability in Guatemala
Habitat in Guatemala • HFH Guatemala was founded in 1979, three years after a devastating earthquake ripped across the country. • HFH Guatemala has since helped approximately 151,000 people in Guatemala live safer, healthier lives in their own homes. This work is the result of the collaboration and contribution between the staff, local and international volunteers, donors, and tithe partners • HFH Guatemala has built 10% of all Habitat for Humanity houses in the world, thanks to the dedicated volunteers, donors, and staff who share our vision of reducing the housing deficit in Guatemala • HFH Guatemala has provided more than 30,000 housing solutions nationwide. This has made 2% impact on the housing deficit over 30 years.
Working in Guatemala • Our National Office is located in the country’s second largest city, Quetzaltenango. We have 17 regional offices which serve all 22 departments. • Sweat Equity, or AyudaMutua • While the average house price this year (2010) is around $4,800 USD • Rotative Fund – “A House for a House” • Impact: Health, Education, Safety, and Community • Disaster Response