By Makensie Brown | Director of International Resource Development
380 families have received a water filter
Five months after Tropical Storms Eta and Iota made landfall in Guatemala, the country is still recovering. Habitat Guatemala has been working continuously to support families in the immediate aftermath of the natural disasters, as well as during a period of transitionary or temporary shelter, and is ultimately focusing on the main goal of providing families with a long-term solution.
To date, Habitat Guatemala has delivered 380 Food and Hygiene Kits to families across four departments of the country. Additionally, to ensure that individuals have access to safe drinking water during these uncertain times, 380 purifying water filters have been delivered. Thanks to the support of several national and international donors, affected families also received useful items such as new pairs of shoes, inflatable mattresses, blankets, among other items.
We have realized that together, we can have a greater impact. It is for that reason that Habitat Guatemala has signed an agreement with World Vision Guatemala to repair and rebuild 48 homes that were damaged by the storms in the department of Huehuetenango. Beneficiary families have been chosen, and the organizations are in the process of creating unique plans for each case. Over the next several months, repairs and construction will begin. Thank you for your support!
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