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In Guatemala we work to provide housing solutions such as sanitation, home repairs, new home builds and energy solutions that improve living conditions. Little over 1% of the population own 60% of the land.


+61,000 families served / +10,000 volunteers hosted / Projects: construction, renovation, smokeless stoves, WaSH

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Founded in 1979, our local office has been tackling housing poverty in Guatemala by serving more than 61,000 families. By providing housing solutions (sanitation, home repairs, new home builds & energy solutions) that improve their living conditions.

Guatemala suffered a 36-year civil war that ended in 1996. With more than 200,000 people missing or killed, the conflict — primarily over land rights — left the country deeply fragmented. Land rights issues still exist, with a little over 1% of the population owning 60% of the land. The current housing deficit in Guatemala is over 1.8 million homes. Not enough homes are being built, and many people who have homes lack legal claim to the land or live in inadequate shelter threatened by severe weather, theft or eviction.

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