As the most populous country in Central America, Guatemala is home to over 16 million people. This multi-cultural country has a rich Mayan heritage and diversity, with over 24 linguistic groups. Most of the people live in rural areas, although more and more are migrating to the urban centers for work.

Mountainous and lush, this tropical country is also prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Over half of its population lives in poverty and there is a high risk of waterborne diseases including hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and bacterial diarrhea.

About Guatemala

  • 16,342,897 national population
  • 9.3% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 10.56% of rural lack access to water *
  • 46.86% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2011
  • 10,368 people served *
  • * This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water after all projects have been completed. This number is updated periodically as we receive new information from the field.
  • 19 projects funded
  • $393,628 invested

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