Net Gains

Net Gains

During 2019, droughts and storms damaged crops in Ixcán Guatemala, so Clara, a 21-year-old mother, decided to invest her seed capital in producing and selling fishing nets to generate income for her family. Clara sold two cast nets in the first quarter of 2020 and...
Rosario’s Birds

Rosario’s Birds

By Rodolfo Asig & María Caal, Municipal Field Technicians, Chahal, Guatemala Rosario Ayu Tiul is a 59-year-old woman with a hearing impairment. She is a single mother and her 26-year-old son Marcos suffers from verbal communication problems that her family...
Extreme Poor Hit Hardest by Hurricane Eta

Extreme Poor Hit Hardest by Hurricane Eta

Thousands of families already grappling with extreme poverty and Covid-19 have been forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods as torrential rainfall from hurricane Eta burst riverbanks and sheared mountainsides in northern Guatemala late last week. For many who...