Welcome to Humanity First Guatemala


Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its area is 108,890 km² (42,043 mi²) with an estimated population of 13,276,517.


A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala City. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.

 

Gift of Sight


In September, 2010, a team of 14 Humanity First USA volunteers consisting of ophthalmologists, residents, medical students and volunteers traveled to San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala. During their week-long stay, the team, collaborating with Humanity First Guatemala, performed 25 cataract surgeries and saw nearly 50 patients at the Centro de Salud clinic. Local ophthalmology residents were taught various surgical techniques.



The Gift of Sight team is planning to revisit Guatemala in the fall of 2011.

 

About Us

Humanity First started formally as a registered charity in 1994 in the U.K. Since its inception, HF has responded to several disasters and served hundreds of thousands of victims in various affected communities. Soon, the organization’s scope of operations expanded beyond disaster relief to several sustainable human development projects and initiatives around the world

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Projects

A 'Water for Life' Project was completed recently. This involved digging 40 shallow water wells in Masagua. In 2011 we plan to dig 80 similar wells and two deeper wells under another scheme to deliver potable water to a central location in an area of need. This Project is led by Mr. Shahid Malik of Virginia, who has successfully carried other 'Water for Life' Projects for Humanity First in Africa..

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