Today, HFHG has the widest reach and highest productivity of all of non-governmental housing programs working in Guatemala, with 3,000 housing solutions offered annually, providing shelter to more than 15,750 Guatemalans every year.
Juan César Gómez and his family currently live in an inadequate house, with deteriorating wood, a leaky metal roof, and dirt flooring. The family cooks over an open flame in this space, covering the walls and ceiling with soot. The family has few sources for economic income (Juan farms when the season permits) and does not have access to adequate housing.
The Fuego Volcano eruption on 2018 affected coffee farms and the people that worked farms that were lost in the disaster. As a family joined by coffee, the Coffee for HOPE will directly help Guatemalan coffee workers. The farmers will receive smokeless stoves so that they can start the next chapter of their lives.
Envisioned as a multi-year project, we will work year to year in order to identify families in the most impoverished areas of the country. The solutions that will be provided through the fund will be tailored to the specific circumstances and needs of each family.
Erasmus was a young German man who volunteered with Habitat for Humanity from 1983-85 in the Republic of Congo. Through HFH, he made a lifelong friend of Clive Rainey and also met his wife. In 2012 Erasmus and his family visited Clive in Guatemala and heard about the Healthy Home Kits project. Erasmus passed away on Dec. 28th 2018, after battling ALS.
Los Dos Cocineros, or The Two Chefs are the handsome men pictured in the photo, Ernest and Ted. Los Dos Cocineros is a fundraising initiative to support partner families through Habitat for Humanity Guatemala’s Healthy Home Kits. This program allows for families to purchase items such as vented stoves, water filtration systems, and latrines, ultimately allowing them to have a healthier life for their families.
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