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Plan International has been working in Guatemala for over 40 years on the issues that most affect girls and young women. We are working to end poverty and we advocate for the rights of Guatemala’s young people.

To achieve these goals, we work alongside civil society, local and regional governments, non-governmental organisations, and girls and young women.

We currently work in over 608 rural communities in 5 Guatemalan Departments (Jalapa, Quiché, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz and Escuintla) to improve the lives of over 91,000 children and young people.

Our priorities include:

  • Supporting children to access and complete a quality, inclusive and comprehensive secondary education
  • Keeping girls safe from all forms of violence
  • Supporting girls to maintain good sexual and reproductive health
  • Helping girls and young women to develop the skills they need to get good jobs or start their own businesses.
Our Emergency Plan -Girls in Crisis- will focus on supporting the implementation of the National Prevention, Containment and Response Plan to contain #COVID-19 and mitigate the negative secondary impacts on the most vulnerable girls, adolescents and youth, thus saving lives. We will work to ensure that 1.5 million children, women and men receive the support they need during this crisis, focusing on 6 key areas: Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Child Protection, Food and Nutritional Security, Education and Youth Economic Empowerment. Our response will be located in 600 communities in Alta and Baja Verapaz, Jalapa, Quiche, Escuintla and Sacatepequez.
Where we work
Our Address
Diagonal 6 12-42, Zona 10 Edificio Design Center
502 2323 0202
Key contacts

John Lundine

Country Director, Plan International Guatemala