Quick Facts About Guatemala

Population15 million people
Size108,888 square km
Major LanguagesSpanish, more than 20 indigenous languages
Major ReligionsChristianity, indigenous Mayan beliefs
Life Expectancy68 years men, 75 years women
Main ExportsCoffee, Tea, Spices, Fruits, Nuts, and Clothing

Country Overview

Located in Central America, Guatemala is a country of striking features and a strong indigenous culture. It is mountainous, forested and dotted with Mayan ruins, lakes, volcanoes and orchids, making tourism the main economic driver in Guatemala.

Challenges

Guatemala ranks as the largest country and economy in Central America, yet more than half of the population live in poverty. Large disparities persist in economic development and access to health services, with rural areas, composed mainly of indigenous peoples, faring much worse than their urban counterparts. These disparities have contributed to high levels of maternal and infant mortality throughout the country.

Current Programs

The Midwife Training Program

The program aims to end the preventable deaths of mothers and babies in Guatemala by training midwives to recognize the signs of high risk pregnancies.

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