In Guatemala we partner with the Naru Nutrition Project and The Humble Village Project. We focus on both family sponsorship and community sponsorship including health care services, training and emergency relief. Below are examples of families who are awaiting sponsorship or who are sponsored. Your donation/sponsorship will facilitate a family our staff determines has the greatest need.
who we serve
Primarily indigenous families of Mayan (Q’eqchi) descent who live
in the most isolated and underserved areas in the highlands
and who have incomes ranging from $1 - 3.00 per day
World Link Partners works in partnership with
The Humble Village and the Naru Nutrition Project
Family sponsorship is our primary focus in Guatemala. Family sponsorship provides opportunity and links a donor to those most in need: a family where the mother has died or where a father cannot work, where six or more children are sleeping in one bed, a hut with a leaky roof, a desperately needed corn grain grinder that could save a mother hours of manually rolling the corn on stone pedestal. Such small items for us, but large investments for families who cannot even afford to eat. Sponsoring links people across the world, people across cultures, people with different backgrounds, religions and income levels.
Note: Due to the tremendous work load and isolation of many of the villagers, your sponsorship of families will go directly to the family sponsorship fund to help meet their greatest needs. You will receive a quarterly report of the village and the families being served.
The Humble Village believes that when you help, educate, and empower families you bless humanity. They focus on educating and empowering women who they see as the key to changing their families’ lives. We work with indigenous families of Mayan descent (the Q’eqchi’s) living in the highlands of Guatemala in extreme poverty. We help by providing them with drastically needed nourishment, health care training and services, and education leading to stability and the opportunity to pull themselves out of poverty. Families are taught simple, sustainable methods through education and training,
HOW NARU AND HUMBLE VILLAGE ARE HELPING
6000 - Approximate number of villagers served
137 - Villages we currently work in
610 - Malnourished children receiving nutritional support
686 - Families receiving ongoing health education and training
108 - Family Chicken Coops
133 - Kitchen Gardens
109 - Water Filters placed
4 - Outreach Clinics Established
Women's health and education
1 - Establishment of a Health and Nutrition Center (in 2017)
1 - The Ochoch Training Center was est. in 2018
Other centers are planned in the most isolated areas in Alta Verapaz.
In the centers we:
Identify families in remote areas in most need
Provide nutritional supplements
Provide training in health, sanitation, nutrition, chickens, and small scale agriculture
Despite having the biggest economy in Central America,
Guatemala is one of the few countries where poverty
has increased in recent years. Currently around two thirds
of the population live on less than $2 USD a day, and Guatemala has the second lowest educational
indicator in the whole of Latin America after Haiti.