The Alliance for Rural Inclusion (ARI) launched in September 2015 across 37 communities in the municipality of Ixcán, Guatemala. ARI provided economic, social, health, and education services to 100 caregivers of children with disabilities.
Guatemala has experienced a succession of political crises related to long histories of poverty, conflict, and structural exclusion. Today, 59.3% of people live below the national poverty line in Guatemala and approximately 23.4% live in extreme poverty. Women, people with disabilities, and indigenous people are overrepresented among the extreme poor.