Filters, Stoves, and Latrines make our Healthy Home Kit, a simple step toward a healthy lifestyle free of disease. When you sponsor all or part of a Healthy Home Kit, 100% of your donation goes directly to families.
$35 Sponsors a Water Filter
Over four million Guatemalans living in rural areas do not have access to potable water. And while five of the top twenty causes of death can be related to water contamination, only 3% of the population regularly uses water filters. By donating a water filter, you are helping to sustain healthy livelihoods. Read how access to clean water changed Eusebio’s life.
$100 Sponsors a Smokeless Stove
Guatemalan families that cook over open fires are constantly breathing in smoke and consuming great amounts of firewood. Most affected are Guatemala’s most vulnerable populations because only the poorest families utilize this cooking method. Women and small children, who spend the most time at home, suffer most from chronic respiratory problems and burns. How a smokeless stove improved Eulalia’s health.
$150 Sponsors a Clean Latrine
An estimated 85% of waste water is left untreated and is often dumped into local water sources. As part of our Clean Water Project, Habitat Guatemala’s sanitary latrines reduce contamination, while our classes educate families on maintaining healthy homes and good hygienic practices. Susana Lopez has a new latrine – check it out here.
By making a donation, you are making a positive impact in the lives of people who don’t have access to adequate health and housing. Partner with Habitat Guatemala and Guatemalan families by sponsoring a project or making a donation.
$4,800 Jumpstarts a Progressive Home
Progressive homes are simple, affordable two-room structures considered to be starter homes for low-income families. They are built with the same high standards and quality materials used in other Habitat homes but are designed to be expanded over time when the owners are financially stable to do so.
$6,900 Jumpstarts a Standard Home
A good home is more than just a roof over someone’s head. It creates stability for families and children, a sense of pride and confidence, health and physical security, and an increase in educational and job prospects. Read more about our houses.
A decent home and healthy living environment are essential to the long-term well-being of a family and to breaking the cycle of poverty. Thanks to the generous support from our donors, Habitat Guatemala is able to provide affordable housing solutions to an increasing amount of families. Join our movement for affordable housing!
Become a Partner
with Monthly Donations
Every gift that goes through Habitat provides opportunities for hard-working families. Your monthly commitment ensures that Guatemalans have access to improved health and the dignity of having their own home. We count on our reliable monthly donors who have pledged to make a lasting difference. By committing to a monthly donation, you become a reliable support for families’ health, security, and well-being.
* Please note that this donation will not be tax-deductible in the US or Canada because it is directly donated to Habitat Guatemala.