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

Hover and learn the places we are expanding to.

  • Chimaltenango

    CHIMALTENANGO

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

  • Chiquimula

    REGIONAL OFFICE

    PLACES VISITED: Chiquimula garbage dump, Marañonal, Caminos, Altamira, Aldea El Barreal y Guayabilla.
    STATUS 4. Community Center.

  • 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.

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