Following the United Nations-negotiated peace accord after Guatemala’s bloody civil war, the country has had some economic growth and successful democratic elections,

yet continues to suffer from high rates of poverty, crime, drug trade, and instability. An estimated 10% of the population is disabled.

We work closely with Hope Haven Guatemala, a social enterprise that produces excellent quality wheelchairs in their workshop in Antigua. Their team of physiotherapists and technicians is made up predominantly of wheelchair users – a model we were inspired by and are now following in our own wheelchair workshop in Kenya.

About Guatemala
% living below poverty line59.3
Our work
Year started working2016
Number of distributions2
Lives impacted

This number is based on UCP Wheels for Humanity’s multiplier, which takes the birth rate in each country and estimates that one wheelchair impacts the beneficiaries life in full, 0.75% of his or her primary caregiver’s life and 0.25% of the surrounding family members’ (siblings) lives.

Number of chairs distributed350


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