Jennifer’s Story: When Jennifer Brining first arrived in Guatemala to co-lead a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip in 2015, she soon knew that she would be returning again and again. She fell in love with the local culture and landscape and, after another Global Village trip, decided to stay in Guatemala for several weeks […]
This past July, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala expanded its operations even further. The Jutiapa Affiliate split into two offices, allowing a new branch to open in Santa Rosa. With this move, Habitat Guatemala officially has 18 fully functioning affiliates working throughout the country’s 22 departments.
Guatemalan families living in extreme poverty, or under $2.00 per day, are more threatened by natural disasters than any other demographic group. Most families work in agriculture and are highly dependent on the success of their crops. However, in years where extreme drought or flooding impact the year’s harvest, their very livelihood is thrown into uncertainty.
On June 19, 2017, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala staff gathered from around the country to talk about their commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s newest global advocacy campaign: Solid Ground.
In late March, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala participated in the Habitat for Humanity International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. For the first time since 2001, over 2,500 attendees from 1,000 USA affiliates and 50 global affiliates regrouped for a week of learning and engagement.
The power of Global Village is relationships like the one of Lacey and William. Families of different countries and languages united by the power of homeownership.
The crew worked tirelessly. Throughout the day, they passed concrete into the new houses, stacked blocks, and tied rebar after rebar.
Most of us are familiar with the tradition of “Black Friday.” This day, which falls the Friday after Thanksgiving, is often filled with visuals of frenzied shoppers zig zagging through mall shops with family members in tow, hoping to pinpoint the perfect deal for that perfect holiday gift. But how many of us know […]
A Q&A with our new President of the Board gives insight into Habitat Guatemala’s vision and future.