What COVID-19 means for people living in fragile places
COVID-19 is eroding progress in some of the world’s most fragile places, but by redoubling our efforts, we have an opportunity to reduce the pandemic’s impacts on the most vulnerable.
March 04, 2020
Growing a new generation of changemakers in Guatemala
When we first met Olga, she was shy and unsure of her future. Two years later, she’s ready to motivate the next generation of young people.
August 08, 2019
My future, here in Guatemala
I’m a high school student in Guatemala City -- all around me, kids are joining gangs or fleeing to migrate north. Mercy Corps helped me get the chance to believe in myself, in my country, and in my future.
July 11, 2019
Planting roots at home: Creating new opportunities for youth in agriculture
In the rural Western Highlands of Guatemala, we’re helping young farmers like Julio learn to grow hardier crops and access the financing they need so they can safely turn their backs on migration.
June 07, 2019
Where violence traps youth in poverty, opportunity frees them
In Guatemala City's most dangerous neighborhoods, deeply-rooted violence, poverty and lack of opportunity fuel chronic instability that keeps people from thriving. Learn how we're working with young people like Claudia to break that cycle.
May 01, 2019
The facts: Central American migration
As the current U.S. administration has announced plans to cut aid to Central America and tighten restrictions for asylum seekers, questions about the value of U.S. assistance in this region have never been more urgent. Read on to learn more about what’s driving the Central American migration crisis and join us to support the preservation of vital U.S. aid to Central America.