TOGETHER FOR A JUST WORLD

Guatemala

Of the approximately 16 million inhabitants in Guatemala, more than 33 percent are between 13 and 29 years old. Of these, 54 percent live in poverty. Unemployment, lack of prospects and violence shape the lives of many young people. Their active participation in society is low.

 

 

Together with our partner organizations, we support young people in demanding their rights and in standing up for their interests. We train youth representatives, strengthen youth organizations and provide information on safe migration.

From people with disabilities for people with disabilities: The ADISA workshop team. (Photo: AWO International)From people with disabilities for people with disabilities: The ADISA workshop team. (Photo: AWO International)
Central America • Guatemala

Improving the living conditions of people with disabilities with handicrafts

The everyday life of people with disabilities in Guatemala is characterized by exclusion, intolerance and poverty. Our partner organization Artesanos de ADISA was founded by and for people with disabilities in order to give them the opportunity to earn their own money and improve their participation in society.

Maize produced by small farmers in the municipality of Champerico, Guatemala. (Photo: Estuardo Ajcalón)Maize produced by small farmers in the municipality of Champerico, Guatemala. (Photo: Estuardo Ajcalón)
Central America • Guatemala

Food security for small scale farmers in Champerico

In Central America, El Niño has led to the worst droughts in decades and has caused a food crisis. About 3.5 million people are affected, with more than 1.3 million people in Guatemala. The consequences are particularly catastrophic for small farmers: the drought has destroyed a large part of their harvest.

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