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International Day for Clean Air for blue skies – September 7th

On September 7th, the second International Day for Clean Air was held, with a focus on healthy air and highlighting the negative impacts of air pollution on our health. In Guatemala, 86% of the population use firewood or charcoal as means for cooking in their homes, increasing the rates of indoor air pollution and the […]

#Myhabitatexperience – Ximena Wellmann

Hello! My name is Ximena and I like to think I am an extremely adventurous person. I grew up in Alta Verapaz, more specifically in Cobán, Guatemala, but I moved to Norway when I was 16 to get my International Baccalaureate. When I was in Norway, I lived with 105 people from all over the […]

World Water Week 2021 – 23-27 August 2021

This past week, the annual event on global water issues was held, with a focus on developing solutions to the greatest water-related challenges worldwide (Stockholm International Water Institute, 2021). At Habitat for Humanity Guatemala (HFHG), we are compromised to bringing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) solutions to communities in the country.  According to the United Nations database (2020), Guatemala has […]

María Tzaj Family – Hybrid House Program – Home for a Home

Santos (43), his wife María (27) and their three children, Ángel (8), Rómulo (6), and Amelia (2), are the owners of a new Hybrid House in the community of Chuatzan, Santa Lucía Utatlán, Sololá. While Santos work in agriculture, María stays home taking care of the children.   Our new Hybrid House solution is a two-room home built with a mix of traditional materials: adobe blocks, cement blocks, and wood. This solution is partially subsidized […]

Mercedes López Family – Hybrid House Program – Home for a Home

Lucas, his wife, Mercedes and their 8 children, Gladys (21), Claraluz (19), Giovanni (6), Mynor (14), Lucrecia (12) and Lucas (8), Rosibel (5) and Marvin (2) are the owners of a new Hybrid House in the community of Chipó, San Lucas Antonio Palopó, Sololá. While Lucas works in agriculture, Mercedes sells different herbs in the market during market days.   Our new Hybrid House solution is a two-room home built with a mix of traditional materials: adobe blocks, cement blocks, and […]

Juana Sánchez family – Hybrid House Program – Home for a Home

Juana (34), her husband René (35) and their four children Smiley (12), Neidy (11), Aner (9), and Julia (7) are the proud owners of a new Hybrid House in the community of Chipó, San Lucas Antonio Palopó, Sololá. René works in agriculture, while Juana stays home taking care of the children and running a small grocery store in the front of their property.   Our new Hybrid House solution is a two-room […]