An estimated 80 percent of Guatemala’s population lives in poverty, with 50 percent of these in extreme poverty.
Habitat houses are disaster-resistant
The country is prone to earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters, so houses are designed to be disaster resistant with concrete floors and block walls.
Habitat’s work in Guatemala
Habitat Guatemala has been very productive―since beginning work in 1979, more than 28,000 houses have been built. Average house cost: US$4,200*
*House costs fluctuate.