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#MyHabitatExperience – Mario Joaquín López

I’m an architect and researcher with a speciality in Regional Planning. I’m passionate about promoting a more equal habitat that is suitable for symbiotic interaction with the environment. I currently work as a Special Projects Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Guatemala. Habitat Guatemala is an organization that has diversified its work to go beyond social […]

Vulnerable Families Fund – Florinda Morales Family

  Florinda Morales lives with her husband Genaro, and five children, in Xejuyú, San Andrés Semetabaj, Sololá. Florinda suffers from end stage terminal cervical cancer. Genaro works as a farmer, and his wages are currently the family’s only income seeing that one of their eldest children lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their eldest […]

#myhabitatexperience – Alex Perry

I’ve been the Coordinator of the GV program for going on four years now. I grew up in the Washington DC area in a multi-cultural household. One of the many factors that lead me to work in Guatemala. Outside of work (sometimes while working) you can usually find me spending time with my dog or […]

#meetourvolunteers Terry & M.C. Laney

At Habitat Guatemala we are grateful to have met so many volunteers during our 41 years of work in the country.  Through our Global Village Program, we have received countless amazing volunteers, and definitely have formed great connections. We want you to meet the Laneys, M. C. and Terry, who have supported Habitat Guatemala for […]

COVID-19 Response

  Updated on August 26, 2020. María Rosa Reyes Galicia.   Like many other families across the globe, Guatemalan families are currently facing difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joaquín López, our Special Project Coordinator, explains the impact of the coronavirus in Guatemala and our response to it. With the immediate threat of the […]

Florencia Socom – Hybrid House Program

Florencia and her 5 children, Rosaura (16), Milsia (13), Ismael (11), Aroldo (8), and Josué (17), are the proud owners of a new Hybrid House, in the municipality of Las Canoas Altas, San Andrés Semetabaj, Sololá. Milsia is a single mother who works as a cleaning lady in different houses. The youngest children are going […]

The gift that keeps on giving – Water filters for Guatemalan moms

Although the world is going through a difficult time, our work at Habitat Guatemala is not stopping. Housing and the search for opportunities for a better quality of life for Guatemalan families continues to be our main goal, and is more important than ever. One of the key factors to staying safe during this COVID-19 […]

Emiliana García – Twin Cities – Noah Keller

Emiliana is a single mother living with her six children, Ana (24), María (21), Verónica (20), Joselyn (18), David (16), Vilma (13), and her grandchildren Nelson (2), in their new Habitat home in San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango. Emiliana works as a housekeeper, and also sells fresh cow milk around town every morning. Before partnering with […]