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Guatemala

Guatamala National Flag
Guatemala
World Vision in Latin America: Guatemala

Guatemala, which means “place of many trees”, is located south of Mexico and is the most populated country in Central America. Mountains, active volcanoes and coastal plains fill the landscape.

See the communities World Vision works with in Guatemala:

1. Nuestro
Futuro
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2. Asodisa Go to Communtiy page 3. Miramundo Go to Communtiy page 4. Olopa Go to Communtiy page
 
5. San Bartolo Go to Communtiy page 6. San Pedro Go to Communtiy page    
Guatamala National Map

Update on the Zika Virus Outbreak

The spread of the Zika virus is causing great concern across Latin America and around the world, threatening the health of mothers, children and their communities.

World Vision is monitoring the situation and safety of communities we partner with, and working closely with local governments and international institutions to help where most needed.

Many communities are in urgent need of assistance to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Education and awareness about the virus, mosquito control, as well as preventive measures, including access to bed nets and repellants, and services for pregnant mothers are vital.

We will be providing more information as it becomes available.

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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Guatemala 30/1000 71 Years 94% $2,740 96% 74% 42,042 14,647,083


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Two-thirds of the population are peasants who struggle to survive through subsistence farming
  • Eight out of every ten children, under the age of five, are undernourished
  • Guatemala is plagued by organized crime and violent street gangs
  • Education and health care services are impeded by a lack of resources

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