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Agua Viva Children's Home
- Chimaltenango. A non-denominational Christian home and school describes its history and current programs, with information on sponsoring a child or participating in a mission trip.
- A non-profit international development organization working to reduce poverty among Q'eqchi' Maya in Eastern Guatemala. Describes programs, organizational structure, and how to get involved.
Amigos de Santa Cruz
- Nonprofit describes economic, education and health projects in Santa Cruz la Laguna, Lake Atitlan.
Amnesty International - Guatemala
- Ongoing collection of news and reports on the status of human rights.
Amnesty International USA - Guatemala Human Rights
- News, reports and success stories for the country including AI Annual Report entries for the past ten years.
- Homes for orphaned, abused, or abandoned children, in Guatemala City and Rio Dulce. Describes programs, facilities, and financial support needs. [English/Spanish/French]
- Works to improve health care, education, housing, and human development in Guatemala. Site described programs, people, history, statistics, and financial arrangements.
Directory of Development Organizations - Guatemala
- Comprehensive directory of international organizations, governments, private sector development agencies, civil society, universities, grantmakers, banks, microfinance institutions and development consulting firms. Includes contact information. [PDF]
Eldis - Country and Region Profiles: Guatemala
- Database of online development policy, practice and research documents, searchable by sector or keywords. Includes index to British Library of Development Studies printed material.
Guatemala Stove Project
- Canadian nonprofit which raises funds and send volunteers to build masonry stoves with low-income households. Describes the advantages of these stoves, and how to get involved. [English, Spanish]
- US-based nonprofit describes their economic development, health and education programs.
The Highland Support Project
- A US Methodist-affiliated group supporting economic development projects with several women's groups in the highlands.
Light the Village
- The Guatemala light project provides solar power LED light systems to families in remote villages. Team members, sponsors, and project photographs.
Masons on a Mission
- Description of a project by a multinational group of Masons in Guatemala to replace traditional cooking methods with more healthy ones.
- Sustainable development project which recycles used bicycles to build pedal-powered machines. [English, Spanish]
- Community development nonprofit which organizes handicraft producers, provides microloans and training, and sponsors tours of participating communities. Describes programs and offers retail and wholesale purchasing online.
OneWorld US - Full Coverage: Guatemala
- Provides news, opinion, events and campaigns on human rights and sustainable development issues.
The Penny Foundation
- Helps peasant women and men from indigenous rural families granting microcredit and training for access to land, agricultural production and textiles.
Proyecto Mosaico e.V.
- A German Non-Profit-Association, providing a bridge by helping people from around the world find volunteer placements in organizations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and El Salvador. Gives overview of services and placements, with recent newsletter and financial information. [English/Spanish/German])
- An ecumenical Christian project providing food and education in Lemoa, Quiche. They describe their work as well as donation and volunteer opportunities.
Servants For Him
- Christian evangelism program which provides household biosand water filters, as well as health education.
UN OCHA ReliefWeb - Guatemala
- Provides latest updates on emergencies, sector reports, appeals and financial tracking along with background information and employment vacancies.
US State Department - Human Rights Report: Guatemala
- 2008 report on the current status of human rights practices including human freedoms, civil liberties, political rights, international investigations, discrimination, worker rights, child labor and working conditions.
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