Facts About Our Work in Guatemala

Food For The Poor provides destitute families in Guatemala with safe and secure homes with sanitation, clean water, and self-sustaining projects for a source of income and nutrition. Food For The Poor has 45 active projects and works with in-country partners Caritas Arquidiocesana and the Order of Malta.

  • Food For The Poor has built 40 housing units as of August 2017 for a total of 3,707 housing units
  • With our in-country partners, we have supported more than 250 projects to help and train women
  • As of August 2017, we shipped 308 tractor-trailer loads of supplies to Guatemala

More About Our Work

There are currently 45 active projects in Guatemala: four feeding programs, nine community development programs, five animal husbandry projects, four water projects, four medical projects, seven agricultural projects, six educational projects, three orphanage projects, two Hospice programs and one scholarship program.

  • As of August 2017, Food For The Poor has shipped 308 tractor-trailer loads of supplies to Guatemala.
  • Food For The Poor has built 40 housing units as of August 2017 for a total of 3,707 housing units in the Central American country since inception.
  • Food For The Poor donors work through 15 Angels Of Hope orphanages in Guatemala. Through this program 1,646 children have a safe home, food and people who give them loving care.
  • Food For The Poor and its in-country partners support more than 250 projects that provide women with immediate help and training to create a better future. These women are now earning incomes as dressmakers, bakers and handcraft designers. The agricultural and animal husbandry projects established with Caritas have resulted in self-sustainable tilapia ponds, chicken farms, cattle rearing and greenhouse projects.
  • Children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition are being provided with nourishing food through an innovative initiative by Food For The Poor, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), and Caritas. Since 2011, more than 90 containers or more than 15 million 3-ounce cans of Spammy™ have been provided to destitute families in Guatemala through partners Food For The Poor and Caritas Arquidiocesana. Spammy™ is a shelf-stable turkey spread that has been fortified with zinc, iron, B vitamins, and other essential vitamins and minerals.