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The Most Beautiful Places In Guatemala

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Although Guatemala has been in the news most recently for a tragic eruption of one of its 34 volcanos, the country is known for tourist destinations that are unlike anywhere else. Those who love incredible sights and shopping experiences can explore lively cities that are centuries old and rich in culture. Adventurous visitors can explore…



How Many Orphans Are There In The World?

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For reasons spanning from unfortunate accidents to drug addiction, a certain percentage of parents become unable to care for their children. There are millions of orphans in the world. The majority are dependent on orphanages that survive on donations from the public. Learn more about how many orphans there are in the world and ways…



Top Problems In Guatemala Today & How You Can Help

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Guatemala has been in the international headlines recently due to the tragic eruption of Vulcan de Fuego, which killed hundreds and displaced thousands more. But before that disaster, Guatemala was already facing serious problems threatening its citizens, tourists, and children. With poverty and disorganization in government being among the top problems in Guatemala today, the…



Top Organizations That Help Orphans

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The Hogar Heroes program of Work, Play, Love is dedicated to helping the orphaned children of Guatemala. But there are many more orphans around the world. Luckily, there are a wide variety of groups that provide much-needed assistance to orphaned children in all parts of the world. If you’re looking for ways that you can…



Guatemala Volcano Eruption 2018 – How You Can Help

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The volcanoes of Guatemala have drawn many tourists to the country, but on June 3, 2018, the Vulcan de Fuego erupted, causing heavy damage to the land and its people. Located about 25 miles from Guatemala City, the massive volcano killed at least 109 people with hundreds still missing. Learn more about the 2018 Guatemala…



How Does An Orphanage Work?

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There are currently over 370,000 orphans in Guatemala. These orphans have either lost their parents or were given up due to an inability or unwillingness to raise them. Fortunately, the people who work in the many orphanages in Guatemala strive to give hope, shelter, and love to orphans who need it. Learn more about how…



Why Are There So Many Orphans In Guatemala?

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Did you know there are at least 370,000 orphans in Guatemala? A question you may ask is “Why are there so many orphans in Guatemala?” While the reasons for Guatemala’s high rate of orphaned children are varied, the primary cause is poverty. In a nation where 70 percent of the population lives below the poverty…



Causes Of Poverty In Guatemala

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How is it that Guatemala, a nation of considerable wealth and remarkable resources became one of the most poverty-stricken in the Western Hemisphere? From a war-torn past to an agricultural system that has left many farmers struggling to survive, there are many causes of poverty in Guatemala. In this post, we’ll take a look at…



Things To Know When Traveling To Guatemala

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With a rich culture and natural wonders unlike anywhere else in the world, there are a lot of reasons why people travel to Guatemala. The country has much to love for those who appreciate adventure, including 33 volcanoes, clear green lakes, and ancient ruins you can explore. But it’s important to understand that not every…



A Brief History Of Guatemala

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As the most highly populated and fastest growing country in Central America, the poverty in Guatemala is impossible to ignore. The vast majority of the citizens of Guatemala struggle as farmers, and problems like illiteracy, contraceptive awareness, and child mortality are nationwide epidemics. Nonetheless, Guatemala is home to a blossoming tourism industry that includes volcanoes,…