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About Guatemala

Located in northern Central America, Guatemala borders with Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. It is the most populous Central American country with over 15 million inhabitants, 60% of which have indigenous roots. The Guatemalan culture is rooted deep in ancient Mayan and Spanish influences. The official language is Spanish, although there are 22 Mayan languages officially recognized by the state.

Guatemala is a country of vast natural beauty: a designated biodiversity “hotspot”. There are 14 distinct eco-regions made up of volcanos, lakes, rivers, beaches and jungles. The country’s fertile land makes it an agriculturally driven country, with 30% of the labor force and 13.5% of the GDP coming from the agricultural sector (CIA World Factbook .

Despite the richness of the culture, the land and the environment, the country suffers from a high level of inequality and poverty, ranking among the poorest countries in Latin America. More than half the population of Guatemala lives below the poverty line. Many families are barely able to provide the basic necessities for their families such as food and clothes, and often times can’t afford the expenses associated with sending their children to school, resulting in high illiteracy rates throughout the country. Inadequate health care and housing are prevalent. Many impoverished families live in houses made of adobe or cane walls, scrap metal roofs, dirt floors and without access to running water, sanitation and drainage. 

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In fourteen years, we are proud to have built over 1160 houses.

Did you know that for just $25 a month you can provide a kitchen package to a family in need?  With your donation, Constru Casa can provide an energy efficient stove and water filter drastically improving the health and living conditions of a family in need. 

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Family Story

Family #1000


House #1,000 is coming soon! Family #1,000 is Francisco Monroy, in Aldea El Hato.  Read on to find out more about family #1,000! 

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Amaury´s #LuckyMonth!


Amaury from Belgium tells us about his #LuckyMonth visiting Guatemala.  He shares his experience building better lives for three families in Santa Cruz Balanyá, building a school in Cuidad Vieja, all the while exploring the sites of Guatemala on the weekends!

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