2020 has been a year with many challenges and struggles throughout the world, and particularly in Guatemala, where poverty is widespread and life expectancy, development, and hope feel threatened.
In recent weeks, Hurricane Eta hit the northeast part of our country, leaving hundreds of families without their homes, and without everything they had spent years working to achieve. Less than a week later, Hurricane Iota swept through, bringing further damage. It’s hard to calculate the material damage much less the human loss. In addition, we continue to suffer the consequences of Covid-19, with hundreds of deaths, thousands sick, and all of us struggling to overcome it. Many businesses closed in the absence of national and international tourism. Many families have lost their jobs, putting nutrition, housing, services and education at risk.