GUATEMALA

Guatemala is a beautiful country in Central America. Much of the country has been suffering the consequences of a 36-year civil war that killed hundred of thousand and left the country with huge social, economic and spiritual problems. This has led to high rates of violence and corruption from both the public and private sectors, that have continued the cycle of poverty where 65% of the population live in dire needs.

EXPANSION PROCESS

Potter’s House began as an organization focused on serving the garbage dump community in Guatemala City. In the last five years we have started projects across Guatemala to replicate our community center model in other communities.

First we research potential areas and communities to work with.

Then we take exploratory trips to learn more about the communities.

We launch in a chosen community with select pilot projects.

If pilot projects thrive, we partner to establish a community center.

  1. Guatemala City: Garbage Dump Community Zone 3.
    STATUS 4. 3 Community Centers
  2. Chiquimula: Chiquimula’s garbage dump, Marañonal, Caminos.
    STATUS 3. Pilot Projects/Evaluation
  3. Chillani:Chillani Village.
    STATUS 3. Pilot Projects/Evaluation.
  4. ZACAPA: Los Palmares, Arco, Oregana.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration.
  5. TOTONICAPAN: Totonicapán’s garbage dump.
    STATUS 2. Verficiation/Exploration.
  6. QUICHE: Sacapulas.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration.
  7. QUETZALTENANGO: Quetzaltenango’s garbage dump, Canton,and Chuicaracoj.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration.
  8. EL PROGRESO: El Remolino, El Jícaro.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration.
  9. CHIMALTENANGO: El Astillero, Chimaltenango Colinas de San Andrés, San Andrés Itzapa, Cantón Los Palmares, Acatenango.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration

WHERE WE WORK

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  • Chimaltenango

    CHIMALTENANGO

    PLACES VISITED: El Astillero, Chimaltenango Colinas de San Andrés, San Andrés Itzapa, Cantón Los Palmares, Acatenango.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration.

  • Chiquimula

    CHIQUIMULA

    PLACES VISITED: Chiquimula's garbage dump, Marañonal, Caminos and Altamira Community.
    STATUS 4. Community Centers.

  • El Progreso

    EL PROGRESO

    PLACES VISITED: El Remolino, El Jícaro.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration.

  • Quetzaltenango

    QUETZALTENANGO

    PLACES VISITED: Quetzaltenango's garbage dump, Canton,and Chuicaracoj.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration.

  • Quiché

    QUICHE

    PLACES VISITED: Sacapulas.
    STATUS 2. Verification/Exploration.

  • Totonicapán

    TOTONICAPAN

    PLACES VISITED: Totonicapán's garbage dump.
    STATUS 2. Verficiation/Exploration.

  • Zacapa

    ZACAPA

    PLACES VISITED: Los Palmares, Arco, Oregana.
    STATUS 2. Verfication/Exploration.

  • guatemala

    GUATEMALA CITY

    Garbage Dump Community zone 3.
    STATUS 4. 3 Community Centers.

  • Chillani

    CHILLANI

    PLACES VISITED: Chillani Village.
    STATUS 3. Pilot Projects/Evaluation.

WE’VE OPENED A FIELD OFFICE
IN CHIQUIMULA!!

Early on in the expansion process, we were guided to Chiquimula by God. After several months of research, exploratory trips, building strategic alliances and pilot projects; we established an office in Chiquimula at the end of 2016. This office will facilitate the implementation and increase the impact of the projects.

The following question arose “Who to send?” Josue and Anabella Vides, two staff members, received the call from God to go and take charge of the new office. Listen to what they got to say about this life-changing decision.

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