Guatemala's Housing Crisis
In Guatemala, inadequate housing remains a critical issue. According to the World Bank, 1.96 million Guatemalan families are currently affected by substandard housing.
Food for the Poor (FFTP) annually supports housing initiatives like those in Los Pirires and El Tablòn. Your contributions are indispensable for the success of these projects, which play a pivotal role in alleviating poverty.
Los Pires Project
Los Pirires is home to approximately 2,300 people, many of whom survive on low-wage work in textile production, firework casings, or cultivating agriculture. Most homes in Los Pirires are single rooms constructed from scrap wood, corn cane, nylon, and zinc sheets.
We constructed 100 houses with clean water and sanitation facilities, benefiting 500 people in Los Pirires.
El Tablon Housing
El Tablón is a small community of 300 families. Most villagers work in agriculture and informal trade. Houses in El Tablón tend to be made of scraps with dirt floors. Many large families live in overcrowded conditions.
We provided new homes or repaired existing homes (including paint, electrical systems, concrete floors, and new doors, windows, and roofs) to improve the health and safety of 54 marginalized El Tablón families.