Global Neighbours Projects – Guatemala

Guatemala – WASH Solutions in San Juan Verapaz

The consequences of unsafe water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) can be deadly.

San Juan, an isolated village in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, was in urgent need as waste disposal was contaminating the community’s water table.


In 2020, Habitat for Humanity Canada partnered with Habitat for Humanity Guatemala in the construction and installation of 56 household waste and water treatment systems in the community, along with better access to clean water.

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Update on deliverables: In 2020 alone

Global Neighbours projects help people build better, healthier lives through holistic community development projects managed in partnership with local Habitats around the world that build and repair homes, assist in disaster recovery, as well as offer skills training and financial education. We work to empower vulnerable populations, including women, youth, and people living with disabilities with the tools they need to improve their own lives – that includes providing people with education in areas such as financial literacy, basic construction and home maintenance, and land access or ownership rights.