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Where we work in Guatemala

Where we work in Guatemala

Plan International started working in Guatemala in 1978. More than 36,000 children in 600 communities are affiliated to Plan International in 4 departments of the country. These communities are benefiting from a sustainable approach to community development.

Plan International Guatemala applies 5 cross-cutting principles in its programmatic work: best interests of the child, participation, non-discrimination, gender equality and respect for cultural diversity. A key aspect of our work is to combat exclusion and discrimination and reduce the inequities faced by vulnerable groups, particularly girls and indigenous children from rural areas.

Plan International has 6 programme units in the 4 departments of Alta and Baja Verapaz, Jalapa and Izabal. We work with groups ranging from people of Mayan origin to sections of the Mestizo population.