Reflecting on a Strong Year

Despite the continued challenges brought by COVID-19, 2022 was another strong year that saw the true impact of our work on the ground with our partners in Guatemala. Last year, we worked with a total of 2,275 families in 22 rural Guatemalan community groups, partnering through trainings, new water systems, nutritional support and more to empower these groups and building health and well-being.

A few highlights from 2022:

  • 1,230 women, 110 men and 147 youth participated in our community empowerment workshops, bringing everyone to the table to collectively build and engage with their community.
  • 91% of men in our second-year partner communities recognized the importance of bringing women into decision-making activities, a huge leap from the 0% where they started.
  • 1,628 people have participated in agriculture programs that increase their access to nutritious foods through family gardens, dairy goats, laying hens, and more.
  • Water and sanitation projects saw the installation of 582 gray water filters and 378 sanitary latrines, creating infrastructure that means healthier communities.

See all that we accomplished last year in our 2022 Annual Report.

Last year also saw the graduation of 4 community groups with 359 participating families graduating from our full program: Chajalajyá, Palamá, Xecoxol (Group 1), and Palima from the municipality of Tecpán. These communities began their work with us in July 2018 and persisted through COVID delays, graduating in just under 4 years, rather than the usual 3. We’re proud of our work with these communities, especially given the challenging circumstances they all faced.

This work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our donors, partners and supporters so thank you for all you’ve helped us achieve so far. Want to support our work in 2023? Here’s how.