Peace Corps

Peace Corps Guatemala
3a. calle 6-48 zona 1 (Km. 34.5)
Santa Lucía Milpas Altas, Sacatepéquez
Tel: (502) 7828-2500
Fax: (502) 7828-2541
Website: https://www.peacecorps.gov/guatemala

Since 1963, more than 5,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served the people of Guatemala. Our work has changed over the years in response to the country’s needs and has consisted of projects in Agriculture, Business, Youth, Health, Environment, Community Development and Appropriate Technologies. Our volunteers currently focus on working in Health, Youth and Food Security. There are currently 87 Volunteers serving in Guatemala and our work area is centered in 7 departments of the Central Western Highlands.

Primary Peace Corps Guatemala projects include:

Health Schools

  • The purpose of the Health Schools project is to improve the health status of rural students (grades K-6) through the sustainable and systematic practices of healthy habits.

Maternal and Child Health

  • The purpose of the Healthy Schools project is to improve the health status of rural students (grades K-6) through the sustainable and systematic practices of healthy habits.

Youth in Development

  • The purpose of the Youth in Development project is for Guatemalan youth to be empowered to lead healthy lives and to assume positive roles in their communities and country.

Food Security (Peace Corps Response)

  • The purpose of the Food Security Peace Corps Response project is to help improve the food and nutrition security of rural community members in the highlands of Guatemala.