COVID-19 has reached Guatemala. Businesses are shut down. Necessities are sparse. While it sounds all too familiar to the crisis those of us in the US and other Western nations are facing, the difference is that in Guatemala, starvation is an immediate threat. Most workers live day to day with their meager earnings. Guatemala already had a high malnutrition rate of 50%, and when suddenly most of the jobs available to the poor are gone, the threat of starvation is immediate, even if many don’t have that emaciated, long-term hunger look we’re accustomed to seeing in places like Sudan, Africa, for example.
About this blog:
Every month, Heaven’s Family helps far more people than we could ever highlight in our quarterly magazines. For that reason, this blog contains additional photos and stories of some of the “least of these” among our spiritual family whom we’ve recently been blessed to serve.