One of the poorest countries in Central America with an average income of $5200 a year, Guatemala also ranks #11 in the world with the highest inequality of income. This leaves a staggering 59% of the population living below the national poverty level, which is defined as less than $700 per year.
50% of Guatemala's children under age five are chronically malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. 98% of Guatemalan families attempting to cross the border US border through Mexico are doing so because of poverty.
This income inequality lasts generations. Guatemalan children are more likely to remain in the same income bracket as their parent more than any other country in the world.
Join us this winter as we partner with Iglesia Vida church and Down Guatemala, download complete details below.
Open to all those aged 17+ (by trip date)
Trip Cost: $1295-$1395 (dependent on airfare cost)
Deposit: $100 due now
Capacity limited to 15 participants
Contact Sam Wright with questions
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