Help local communities in Guatemala build a sustainable income and pass on the benefits to the next generation. Pre-departure Spanish lessons included.
Economic Development in Guatemala
Guatemala is an enduring country and has been one of the strongest economic performers in Latin America in recent years. However, the country still suffers from inequality and widespread poverty. Constraints to economic development include government corruption, fragile protection of property rights and lack of access to long-term financing. As a result, many Guatemalans struggle to break out of the cycle of poverty.
Types of Projects
Volunteers are needed with various backgrounds, from business and marketing to communication and technology. You will be helping local producers, business owners and co-operatives gain necessary skills, knowledge and tools to become self-sustainable and achieve a secure income. Choose from a range of projects from micro-financing and granting small loans to local producers, to eco-tourism projects which help generate wealth and manage the environmental impact of tourist activity.
How it Works
Our placement advisors will work to understand your unique skills and goals for volunteering, and match you with tailored opportunities ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months. Online pre-departure Spanish lessons are included, which will help you make the most out of your time in Guatemala, open new doors and start new adventures.