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CARE has operated in Guatemala since 1959 and has developed an extensive working relationship with agencies in the public and private sectors.


Our Work in Guatemala

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.


There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.


By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Guatemala

Republican Congressional Representatives Travel with CARE to Visit Maternal Health Programs in Guatemala


Global Investments to End Maternal and Child Mortality in Guatemala

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Republican Congressional Representatives Travel with CARE to Visit Maternal Health Programs in Guatemala

Members of Congress see how U.S. development investments are resulting in healthier moms and families

WASHINGTON (Feb. 19, 2015) – Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Diane Black (R-TN), both members of the Republican Women's Policy Committee, traveled with the poverty-fighting organization CARE to some of the poorest areas of Guatemala to see how U.S. investments in maternal health are saving lives and empowering communities. The congresswomen were joined by delegates from USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

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Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide: CARE's Program Evidence

Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013

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Finding Local Solutions for Food Insecurity in Guatemala and Honduras

Findings from CARE’s Learning Tour to Guatemala and Honduras - April 21-25, 2014

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry - Fort Report: Two Pathways

Rep. Fortenberry of Nebraska, who recently traveled with CARE, writes about the importance of foreign aid after visiting programs in Guatemala and Honduras. “We benefit economically when there is fair and smart exchange with other countries.”

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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Administration Officials Visit Guatemala and Honduras with CARE to Explore Global Hunger Issues

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., and a bi-partisan delegation of administration officials traveled with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to Central America to see the role communities and smallholder farmers play in promoting local solutions to improving food and nutrition security.

Former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, corporate sector partners from Cargill, and the media also traveled on the trip to bring their expertise and perspective to issues around global hunger.

During the four-day Learning Tour, the delegation had...

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