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Plan International has been working in Guatemala for 40 years to support vulnerable children, especially girls, to fully exercise their rights.

In Guatemala, only 1 in 8 indigenous girls completes primary school. In addition, the high levels of sexual violence resulted in 1,140 girls under the age of 14 becoming pregnant in the first half of 2018. There is also a lack of jobs for young women with only 20% of graduates successfully entering the jobs market.

We work alongside civil society, government institutions, non-governmental organisations and girls themselves to ensure they can reach their potential and call for equality.

We currently work in over 600 rural communities in Jalapa, Quiché, Alta and Baja Verapaz and our programmes improve the lives of over 91,000 children and young people.
Our priorities include:

  • Supporting children to access and complete an inclusive, quality, secondary education.
  • Protecting girls from all forms of violence by implementing sexual and reproductive health programmes and supporting the national protection system.
  • Developing the skills of young women so they can get good jobs or start their own businesses.
With Education, Girls are Unstoppable
Girls and adolescents in rural areas face many barriers to study secondary education, due the familys lack of resources , to the false perception that girls should not aspire to anything different than work in housechores. With a scholarship you support girls to pay for uniform, school supplies and transportation. In addition, girls and their families participate in trainings on education as a tool for a better future.
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