Entries by Hábitat Guatemala

Home Equals…

Guatemala City, (October 4, 2023) – Habitat for Humanity Guatemala joins the five-year campaign, called “Home equals…”, which seeks to change local, national and global policies so that those living in informal settlements improve their access to adequate housing. According to United Nations data, more than one billion people in the world reside in slums […]

Latin American authorities analyze climate change and its effects on housing in the region

Colombia, July 2023. Under the premise that Latin America and the Caribbean is the second most disaster-prone region in the world, authorities and climate change experts meet this week in Bogotá to analyze current effects of the climate crisis on housing in Colombia and the region. Participants will also learn about affordable and resilient solutions […]

Yanida Acevedo – Izabal family farms

The Maldonado family, a resident of the village of Swich Quebrada, Morales, Izabal, was selected for a project to build and deliver family chicken coops to the community. Until that time, one of the family’s greatest difficulties was to have stable economic resources. This difficulty resulted in the family’s inability to purchase nutritious food. Through […]

barbara salvatierra – usumatlan water tank

Barbara Massiel Salvatierra is a mother of 4 children who has been the beneficiary of a home in Colonia Skipper Habitat in Usumatlan, Zacapa. Barbara’s life has been marked by resilience and determination to create positive change in her community. She saw and experienced firsthand the challenges that arise from the lack of basic necessities […]

Tithe Tour 2023

Through Habitat for Humanity’s tithe program, U.S. affiliates and national organizations worldwide, are asked to contribute 10% of their unrestricted revenue to other Habitat programs around the world, in order to support Habitat’s global mission of everyone living in an adequate and dignified place they can call home.   Every year, the International Resource Development […]

Dalila Coronaro Romero – Cisco

Dalila is a 46-year-old single mother who lives with her 16-year-old daughter Gracieli in Guastatoya, El Progreso. For years, Dalila had sought support from financial institutions to obtain a mortgage loan, but she was always denied. Some time ago, Dalila inherited a piece of land from her father, which Dalila used to approach Habitat for […]

Meet our bricklayers! – Manuel Felipe

Manuel Felipe (Don Manuel) is 60 years old, and with his wife they raised 8 children. Seven years ago, one of his sons invited him to participate in the construction of wood-saving stoves for Habitat for Humanity Guatemala. Since then, Don Manuel has been working with us not only in the construction of stoves, but […]