A new solution to extreme poverty: the Hybrid House

During the last 41 years, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala (HFHG) has served more than 120,000 families with an adequate housing solution. In 2010, we started the Healthy Home Kit program as an effort to support families living in extreme poverty. This program consists of implementing a smokeless stove, sanitary latrine and water filter, among other […]

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#myhabitatexperience – Diego Secaira

Meet Diego Secaria, he has been working with Habitat Guatemala for more than a year. You may know him as an animal lover, cheese enthusiast or your cheerful Field Coordinator for Global Village. We sat down to ask him about his HFH experience. Why Habitat Guatemala? I have been working with people for several years, […]

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Family and Community Gardens Project

Since 2013, Habitat for Humanity alongside the Chilean NGO, América Solidaria, Fondo Solidario e Inversión Social (FOSIS), Ciaspe, México and with support from AGCI, began the “Family Gardens Project” whose main aim was to contribute to the improvement of communities living with malnutrition and poverty, through the implementation of family and community gardens. The project was […]

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Water Distribution System – Los Achiotes, Santa Rosa

Habitat Guatemala, alongside Guatemalan NGO Agua del Pueblo and an international donor, formed an alliance to develop a project for the Dry Extended Corridor communities. Its main objective was to give to the community of Los Achiotes access to water, through the restoration of their water supply system. The lives of 110 families have changed […]

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#MyHabitatExperience – Makensie Brown

A graphic designer turned Development Director, Makensie has spent the last five years working in Latin America with the goal of supporting efforts to reduce the housing deficit through her work at both Habitat for Humanity Chile and Habitat for Humanity Guatemala. We sat down to ask her about her HFH experience and how she […]

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Vulnerable Families Fund – Juan César Gómez Family

Juan lives with his sister, Amalia Catalina (75), his niece Maribel (45), and his great nephew, Ángel Rubén (15), in the department of San Marcos. As you walk in into Juan’s home, you can smell wood and plastic burning within an open flame. The whole family inhabits a three bedroom house made of deteriorating wood, a […]

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Tithe Tour 2019

Each year, members from the International Resource Development team take two weeks to visit different corners of the United States to thank Habitat affiliates for their tithing support.  Our hope with these trips is to connect the affiliates closely to the work going on in Guatemala and to give them tangible numbers about how their […]

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My Habitat Experience: Daneilia Dwyer

Daneilia is Jamaican-born, raised in the US and now living in Guatemala. If there’s one thing that’s obvious the moment you meet her—she is always smiling, quintessential of her Jamaican culture.  She recently joined our team in the National Office at Habitat Guatemala in our International Resources Department because she is passionate about our work […]

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Legian Special Project – San Pedro Las Huertas

On the outskirts of San Pedro Las Huertas, a town located 4 kms from Antigua, Guatemala, there is a small community of families living in extreme poverty. When Habitat Guatemala visited the families, we realized their need for a Healthy Home Kit: a smokeless stove, a sanitary latrine, and a water filter. For 25 of these families, […]

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Rain Water Harvesting System Project in Huehuetenango

This project started as a way to support the residents of the village of Chichim, in the municipality of Todos los Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango, who are facing extreme poverty and lacking of basic services. The community mainly dedicates to potato and corn harvesting as a way to earn a living. Previously, Habitat Guatemala worked on […]

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