Guatemala Guatemala

Empowering rural and Indigenous communities in Guatemala. Donate now.

Empowering rural and Indigenous communities in Guatemala. Donate now.

  • Women’s leadership
  • Disaster resilience
  • Climate adaptation
  • Primary healthcare
  • Girls’ education
  • Women’s entrepreneurship

In response to COVID-19, CARE has bridged cultural gaps to ensure vaccination access for marginalised groups, especially women and girls. Our commitment drives positive change in Guatemala.

Fast Facts

Population: 17,980,803 (2023 est.)
Life expectancy: 73.18 years (71.17 years male, 75.3 years female) (2023 est.)
Infant mortality: 25.57 deaths/1,000 live births (2023 est.)
Under-5 mortality*: 23 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)
Access to improved drinking water: 95% (97.9% urban, 92.2% rural)
Access to improved sanitation: 78.8% (90.4% urban, 66.3% rural)
Percentage of seats held by women in national parliament^: 19.4% (2022 est.)
GDP per capita: $8,900 (2021 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook, *UNICEF, ^World Bank

Supporting Children’s Nutrition

In support of a resilient community facing climate change and achieving food security, we teamed up with Quaker in the Quaker Crece program.

This partnership has reached 2,200 children, empowering their recovery from malnutrition. We believe that consuming adequate nutrition from 2 to 5 years old can prevent 54% of childhood illnesses

CARE provides specialised food, carefully crafted by Quaker, which covers a portion of children’s daily nutritional needs. This initiative targets children aged 2 to 5 years old, who face acute or moderate malnutrition and growth challenges.

Our involvement is holistic, going door-to-door to get families involved. We empower them with knowledge and skills through education on good hygiene and feeding practices.

We are committed to battling food insecurity and malnutrition – with an approach that prioritises direct interventions, economic empowerment for women, and building resilience in communities to face the challenges of climate change.


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Support our ongoing work to create a more equal world.

Your donation can help end extreme poverty and give people the means to build a better future for themselves in countries like Guatemala.

For those living in extreme poverty, your support brings education and training, healthcare and clean water, nutritious food, and new ways to earn an income. And in times of crisis, you help us deliver emergency relief. Please donate today.