Provide Urgent Emergency Relief in Guatemala



Help families in Guatemala affected by mudslides and flooding caused by the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano and Tropical Storm Agatha. Food, bedding, and building materials are needed urgently.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Serious damage and some deaths occurred as a result of Tropical Storm Agatha. The storm hit right after a volcanic eruption and the death toll from the two events is in the hundreds. Landslides and flooding caused bridges, roads, and homes to be destroyed. Tens of thousands more people have been displaced from their homes and remain without enough food or water. Severe food shortages are expected to worsen in the coming months.

How will this project solve this problem?

During this critical time, IDEX’s local partners in Guatemala are well positioned to support hundreds of indigenous families in need of immediate assistance with food and basic supplies to rebuild their homes and their lives.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will enable families to overcome the initial loss of their home by providing food and shelter. This will better equip them to rebuild and reconstruct their lives and communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $713

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $713 .  The original project funding goal was $21,071.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Deborah Goldberg

San Francisco, CA United States

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