Hurricane Eta Relief

A microproject by Highland Support Project
Hurricane Eta Relief
Hurricane Eta Relief
Hurricane Eta Relief
Hurricane Eta Relief
Hurricane Eta Relief
Hurricane Eta Relief

Thank you so much for your generous support of both our short & long term relief efforts for Guatemala in response to Hurricane Eta!

Our short-term response included providing feminine hygiene kits and materials for temporary housing shelters. The feminine hygiene kit distribution began as a direct response to women's expressed need in the community. It was a repeated issue that emergency aid provided by the government lack essential items for women. Our second short-term response included providing laminate roofing to construct temporary housing shelters.

In the long-term, we will support Mixlaj in relocation. This process includes not just the physical reconstruction of housing and other necessities but researching and selecting a safe relocation zone. Historically, many Indigenous communities in Guatemala have been relocated by the government following a natural disaster without regard for their new location's viability. We are looking to engage in a thorough geographical mapping study to ensure that the community can relocate safely and sustainably, given the likelihood of further natural disasters.

If you'd like to read more about the Who, What, and Where of our relief efforts, read our blog post here!

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Highland Support Project

Location: Richmond, VA - USA
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Project Leader:
Diana Alvarado
Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Guatemala

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