Food Kit Delivery Day!

We have an exciting update to share with you: Emergency food kits are being delivered in Guatemala as we speak!

Since launching this initiative in May, we have received an unprecedented level of support that quickly surpassed our original goal of providing 300 food kits to families in need. We are truly grateful to those of you who contributed to this project. We also want to recognize the exceptional work of our in-country partners: CEDEPCA and the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development.

Without their dedication and coordination, this project would not be possible. Strict travel restrictions and disrupted food supply chains in Guatemala have made the logistics of this program very difficult. But these two non-profit organizations are used to working collaboratively and were able to meet the challenge seamlessly and safely, resulting in each Association family receiving a food kit.

In addition to these food kits, which will feed a family of five for one month, many women are also receiving egg-laying chickens that will provide a sustainable source of protein for their families during the next year.

Without a doubt, the fall-out from COVID-19 will continue to exacerbate already high levels of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity in rural Guatemala. Our work to address this critical need will not falter, and deliveries of chickens and food kits will be ongoing. Please support our efforts by making a gift, spreading the word, and lifting up our Guatemalan friends in prayer. Thank you!

Help Us Respond!

The global impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. But for those already living in vulnerable communities in Guatemala, the effects of this crisis are even more devastating. The government has put curfews in place and halted public transportation, making it difficult for people to get to work or shop in the markets for food.

In response to this crisis, we are teaming up with CEDEPCA and the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development to provide additional support to those in need. Our first initiative is supplying Emergency Food Kits that will feed a family of five for one month. And we need your help!

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A Certain Hope

I find myself waking up each morning, and within seconds, suddenly remembering the ongoing situation we are facing. The impact of COVID-19 on those of us here in the United States is unprecedented: lives lost, jobs vanished, plans put on hold. As the virus spreads, I fear for what the people of Guatemala might face. The reality that could unfold there may be even more dire.

As of this writing, there are just 70 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Guatemala. That number is certain to climb. The Guatemalan government has taken this emergency seriously, closing borders, enforcing curfews, and declaring a country-wide stay-at-home order.

As a result, daily life in Guatemala has changed significantly. Read more