Relief Efforts in Guatemala
CARE Guatemala seeks to reduce vulnerabilities, especially for women, youth and their families so that they prepare, resist and recover from the impact of disasters and crises caused by climate change and other risks associated with natural hazards; increasing their individual and family capacities, their participation in decision-making within different forms of local and municipal organizations.
CARE also works so that women, youth and girls, especially from indigenous and rural communities, fully enjoy and exercise their human rights, with an emphasis on a life free of violence, without racial and gender discrimination, generating dignified and fair conditions for their active and proactive participation, leadership and advocacy at different levels and areas. The economic empowerment of women is a factor that contributes to the general empowerment of women and therefore to equality between women and men.
CARE began working in Guatemala in 1959.