ChildFund International in Guatemala

Guatemala is the most populous Central American nation and the heart of the Mayan world. A country of great beauty and diversity, it is home to 23 languages and at least that many distinct cultures. Guatemala's Amerindian cultures are mainly derived from Mayan and Spanish roots.

The nation struggles in several areas of health and development, including infant, child and maternal mortality; malnutrition; literacy; and reproductive health. The large indigenous population of Guatemala is disproportionately affected. With almost half of its population under age 19, Guatemala has Latin America's highest fertility and population-growth rates.

ChildFund has served children in Guatemala since 1964.