Providing Urgent Relief
Our Food Assistance Program is vital for Guatemalan beneficiary families facing food insecurity. We work with in-country partners to support nutritional centers, build canteens, construct chicken coops, and plant family gardens. In these ways, we provide carefully chosen foods that fill dietary gaps and support good health, with a particular focus on early childhood nutrition.
With a budget of $1.3M, the food assistance program focuses on a holistic family approach, recognizing that nurturing families is vital for long-lasting impact. We prioritize families facing nutritional food insecurity, those with young children, pregnant women, and displaced families affected by disasters.
- In 2022, we distributed 3.6 million food rations—or 37.5 million servings
- Nutritional education empowers beneficiaries to make informed choices about their health and well-being
- Studies show that children in the program exhibit notably accelerated growth and development
- The program is a comprehensive effort to nourish communities and empower families
The Safe Housing Project provides secure and sustainable homes to Guatemalan families. We’ve helped over 2,600 families across 64 communities since 2007.
We design and build each home with concrete blocks, beams, and columns to withstand earthquakes. Sustainable features include rainwater collectors, solar panels, and wood-saving stoves. FFTP also provides furniture kits. In these ways, we improve living conditions and reduce health problems.
Community engagement is vital to our success. Locals organize material distribution and provide unskilled labor, while professionals share their invaluable expertise. Beneficiaries actively participate in building their own homes, fostering a sense of ownership and community pride. In the process, they develop new skills and knowledge while gaining home ownership.
- Annual budget: $1.5 million
- In 2022, we built 172 homes
- The long-term goal is to build 250 homes annually