We’re addressing the root causes of poverty in Guatemala with a unique integrated approach focused on four key areas: agriculture, community development, education and health care.

At the heart of our work is our strong network of local leaders, corporate and church partners and a community of thousands of volunteers. Together, we’re building the foundation for lasting change across Guatemala.

Read our 2016 annual report to learn about the impact of your support.

9 million

More than nine million Guatemalans live in poverty today, with nearly 4 million of those people living in extreme poverty.


More than a thousand HELPS volunteers travel to Guatemala each year. Medical professionals, master educators, construction experts, interpreters, and supporters, they are the heart of what we do.

$60 million

Our Agriculture, Community Development and Health Care programs mean extra income and savings of more than $60 million annually for the poorest Guatemalans.