Ayuda Solution

Cyclical issues drive poverty in rural Guatemala


Broken homes

Over 60% of active gang members grew up in single-parent homes.

Many at-risk youth who grew up with both parents at home often suffered from abuse and infidelity within the home.


Low-income households

Sources suggest over 60% of Guatemalans live under the local poverty line of USD 3.20/day making it difficult to afford the basic necessities of life.


Child labor

Due to low income of often single-parent households, children are forced to help provide for household costs, and are often underpaid.


Tribal disputes & gangs

Guatemala has one of the highest gang-related homicide rates in the world, with 22.4 murders per 100,000 people.

Gang issues are perpetuated by child labor and a lack of education.

How Ayuda.World helps families circumvent cyclical poverty

Step 1—

Stabilize household income by providing cash support

Enabling mothers with ample resources to make autonomous financial decisions accelerates economic development, allows mothers to focus on professional development, and reduces financial strains that lead to child labor

Step 2—

Incentivize and enable ongoing education of children

Educating children and incentivizing school attendance increases language exposure, social skills and future employability. Together, these attributes reduce the probability of gang/tribal dispute involvement and broken homes in the long-term

You can make a difference.

Many Guatamalen families struggle to meet daily needs. You can help them succeed.