Cooking classes are vital in reducing maternal and child malnutrition in Guatemala. Mothers-to-be learn about adding value to cream of potato soup.
In Guatemala, gun violence is daily life: 24,021 people were murdered between 2008 and 2012. Pulitzer Center grantee Carlos Javier Ortiz's images offer a glimpse behind the grim statistics.
USAID head Rajiv Shah explains his agency's effort to integrate development and emergency intervention while emphasizing public-private partnerships in long-term development programs.
At six years old, Jessica weighs just sixteen pounds. She lives--barely--on a diet of tortillas and coffee. It's all her family can afford.
On Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., KOMU-TV (channel 8 in Missouri) aired a half-hour documentary special on The Culture That Crawls, featuring YouTube Project Report Winner Alex Rozier's latest work in Guatemala.
On Monday, December 6 at 10 p.m., KOMU-TV (Channel 8 in Missouri) aired Alex Rozier's piece on the disabled in Guatemala and how a P.E.T (personal energy transportation device) can change someone's life forever.
A wheelchair factory, where all the employees are in wheelchairs themselves, is providing new opportunities for the disabled in Guatemala.
Telling the story of Jessica, a six-year-old girl in Guatemala with cerebal palsy who weighs just 16 pounds, proved to be a more emotional and difficult experience that expected.
Launching his reporting project, The Culture that Crawls, Alex Rozier profiles four individuals in Guatemala who know first-hand the plight of the disabled.
Eleven years ago Dick Rutgers went to Guatemala on a wheelchair distribution and never left. On this day, he focuses his attention on Jessica, a six-year-old girl suffering from cerebral palsy who weighs just 16 pounds.
The two-day trek to El Mirador and the three-day stay was our introduction as a group to Petén, Guatemala.
Photos by David M. Barreda
More than two million Guatemalans live in extreme poverty, and nearly half of the children in Guatemala are malnourished. In some areas, nearly every child is affected.
Most suffer from chronic malnutrition, which means that while they are getting enough calories, the food they eat is severely lacking in vitamins and protein.
As Samuel Loewenberg reports, this poor nutrition affects not only their bodies, but their future.