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.