Programs in Guatemala

Working with Global Workers and Program Partners, ERDO is working to alleviate extreme poverty through the activities listed underneath the country profile below.


Flag of Guatemala

Guatemala Selected Statistics

  • Infant mortality: 22.7 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physician density: 0.93 physicians/1,000 population
  • Major infectious diseases: hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, food & water-bourne diseases
  • 13% of children under the age of 5 are underweight
  • 81% of the total population can read and write
  • 54% of the population is below the poverty line
ERDO's ChildCARE Plus child sponsorship in Guatemala

ChildCARE Plus in Guatemala

Our CCP program in Guatemala is overseen by PAOC Global Workers Hector and Ruth Aragon.

Guatemala is a country in Central America that is bordered by Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. The CCP program takes places in 15 different Christian schools across the country where children are taught Christian education subjects and have weekly devotional times. 

Participants in the ChildCARE Plus program in Guatemala are selected based on need, with children coming from urban as well as rural communities.

To sponsor a child in Guatemala, or another country, please click here>>



Students learning in the computer classroom

The William Cornelius Vocational Training Center

The William Cornelius Vocational Training Center (WCVTC) is a 50,000 square ft. high school/technical school which is bringing a generation of young Guatemalans a first-class vocational training experience.

The vision at WCVTC is to influence a nation with well prepared graduates who will impact their workplace with practical skills, leadership skills and hope for the future. Breaking their cycle of poverty and raising the quality of life for their families, communities and country.

To donate to the Centre, please click here >>

To read more about the Centre, please click here >>


Prior Assistance in Guatemala



Community Development - Water

With thanks to the Life campaign supported by Canadian youth, two borewells were created in 2011 to deliver fresh clean water to children attending community schools.  Over 2,000 individuals are now benefitting from access to clean water.

To read more about the importance of clean water programs, please click here >>

To read more about Life campaign and what else this initiative has accomplished, please click here >>

To make a donation to our clean water programs, please click here>>


ERDO Crisis response in Guatemala

Crisis Response in Guatemala

ERDO has helped Guatemalans recover from various natural disasters including flooding in 2011, and both volcanic eruptions and Hurricane Agatha in 2010.

During the flood of 2011, 3,500 people were homeless, 18 schools were flooded, 40 schools were damaged and 15 lives were lost. We were so grateful for our partners, Ruth and Hector Aragon and for their quick response in working to deliver aid through church volunteers like the pastor at left. Through generous donors, packets containing food, water, toilet paper, blankets and clothing were distributed.

In times of emergency, relief supplies can include things like:

  • locally accessed and appropriate food relief
  • child safety
  • water
  • shelter
  • sanitation
  • household needs
  • livelihood protection

To donate to ERDO's crisis response fund, and equip us to quickly respond during times of emergency, please click here>>

To learn more about Crisis Response please click here >>

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