Guatemala is a multiethnic and pluricultural country. Along with El Salvador and Honduras, it makes up Central America’s “Northern Triangle.” Similar to its Central American neighbors, Guatemala faces significant migration concerns stemming from high rates of poverty and violence as well as some of the region’s highest rates of inequality. Approximately 29.6% of the population lives in extreme poverty, 49.8% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition, and Guatemalans attend school for an average of four years. Around 70% of Guatemalans are under the age of 30, these young people face limiting economic and social contexts due to a lack of formal employment opportunities, low levels of education, and citizen security concerns.
Our work in Guatemala
Since 2010, Glasswing Guatemala has revitalized over 100 public spaces, including schools and other public areas, in addition to mobilizing over 11,000 volunteer and benefitting more than 48,000 children and youth through education and health programs.