Development

Guatemala Hope is using a dual approach to development. Some of our development assistance is provided to improve people’s lives today while other programs are aimed at helping to accelerate economic and institutional change. The idea is that our temporary support can be a catalyst for permanent changes and that as economic growth occurs, the village will no longer need our help. We develop our programs in collaboration with the villagers and in partnership with other institutions in the area. Our development programs operate in one or more of the four villages that we serve in southern Suchitepéquez. There are three key areas in which we are currently focusing:

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The philosophy of our programs is to encourage the sharing of skills within the village, building a sense of community and developing individual leadership skills. Currently we have sewing, needlecrafts, early childhood education, nutrition and gardening projects. Read More...

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Our Community Development programs are focused on creating a better living environment. It is our belief that if people have secure housing, clean water and adequate sanitation systems, that they will be better able to lead productive lives to enhance their families economic well being. Our current programs include cement block housing, access to clean water, we have also installed school washrooms and worked at acquiring cleaner wood burning stoves. Read More...

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Economic Development

To have long term sustainability and transformational change in the villages we are working directly with the farmers. We have  established several programs that involve their sharing knowledge with each other and working together on projects, while we provide outside resources of expertise and funding. The programs have included our Farmer to Farmer program, training programs, an onsite University student, building and micro credit loans and grants. Read More...