Guatemala

Guatemala has a deep cultural history that is full of diversity. Unfortunately, Guatemala suffered the heartache of a 36-year war that left more 100,000 people dead.

Guatemala

About Guatemala

Guatemala has a deep cultural history that is full of diversity. Unfortunately, Guatemala suffered the heartache of a 36-year war that left more 100,000 people dead. In recent years, water and sanitation services have become more accessible, but the distribution of wealth is imbalanced. There are over 470,000 people without work. Guatemalan literacy rates have been negatively impacted by the scarcity of well-trained teachers in rural areas.

Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America with a GDP per capita of roughly one-half the average for Latin America and the Caribbean. The agricultural sector accounts for 13.7% of the GDP and 32%of the labor force. The distribution of income remains highly unequal between the rich and the poor with 40% of the indigenous population living in extreme poverty.

Hungry For Life partners with organizations in Guatemala that focus on education projects in San Raymundo.

17.1

Million people

24%

Live in extreme
poverty

7%

Lack access to clean
water

36%

Lack access to basic
sanitation

19%

Lack basic literacy

2%

Lack employment

72

Year life expectancy

San Raimundo
Education
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