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Welcome to the sources page

You will find direct access to the website sources with Guatemala's information regarding

disabilities, orphanhood, and extreme poverty status of the rejected and most vulnerable children.


  • 5% of children between 2 and 17 years of age have at least one disability.


  • 12% of young people and adults aged between 18 to 49 have at least one disability.


  • 26% of people over 50 years have at least one disability.

CONADI - Consejo Nacional para la Atención de las Personas con Discapacidad (National Council for the Care of Persons with Disabilities)

sources G2G

The Special Needs are unique in each case; some therapies might be similar, but the child's environment, family situation, and other factors contribute to our approach.


  • There are 14,810 orphans after the pandemic. 



Imperial College London “Global minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers: a modeling study” 2021


In HUGS community, we don't only satisfy the body's needs.

We also care for our children's hearts,

so they become responsible, loving, and empathetic adults.

Extreme Poverty

  • The poverty rate increased from 47.8% of the population in 2019 to 52.4% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Chronic child malnutrition (and stunting) affects 47% of all children under the age of five.  Out of this rate, 58% are indigenous children, and 66% are children from the lowest income quintile.

World Bank

  • Poverty affects 8 of 10 indigenous children and 6 of 10 non-indigenous children.

UNICEF – United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

  • 23.4% of the population is in extreme poverty, and 59.3% are in poverty.

INE – Instituto Nacional de Estadística (National Institute of Statistics Guatemala)

sources G2G

With your help, the kids will receive:

  • Healthy and daily meals

  • High-quality education

  • Love through Christian principles

  • And other ESSENTIAL Needs

By putting all these elements together, YOU help us create opportunities for a good present and a better future for them and their families.

Each child in our programs has many Essential Needs

that must be met to achieve full development

and have a dignified life.

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