Guatemala: EDELAC

Partner in Guatemala since 2012

Socioeconomic Context

55% of Guatemala’s population lives below the poverty line (World Bank, 2023) and approximately 1 of every 9 children are actively involved in child labor (U.S. Department of Labor, 2022).

What We Fund

The “Perry Hovde Home” (named in honor of Richard J. Perry) cares for youth between the ages of 10 and 17 that live in extreme poverty or who were homeless. The home provides shelter, food, education, labor guidance, medical, and psychological services to 24 children and teens each year.

About Our Partner

EDELAC (Escuela De La Calle) is an organization that provides education, shelter, and healthcare to vulnerable children in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Their goal is to restore family relationships and give the children better opportunities for a better future. EDELAC has the central programs: a school to provide elementary education to more than 160 children, a home to care for homeless and neglected children, community social work to defend children’s basic human rights. Each year, EDELAC serves around 250 children.

To learn more please visit EDELAC’s official site

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