WFP Guatemala Country Profile, August 2021 – Guatemala

In numbers

US $ 2,576,491 in cash transfers (January-August 2021)

US $ 2.2 million over six months (September 2021-February 2022) net financing needs

247,041 people helped January-August 2021

Operational updates

• As part of its emergency response, WFP continued the distribution of unconditional cash transfers (CBT) in 7 departments across the country. In August, more than 73,000 beneficiaries received assistance as part of the response to the seasonal famine period (June-September).

• WFP and its partners in the field are supporting the creation of 64 women’s credit and loan groups in 3 departments of the country (Chimaltenango, Sololá, Retalhuleu). The savings generated by these groups will support women’s livelihoods and decision-making capacity to improve their access to healthy food.
In August, WFP and the Ministry of Education completed the delivery of a donation of school kitchen supplies to Amazon Inc. to support 500 schools and more than 91,000 children nationwide (46 percent are girls).

• As part of its resilience building activities in Huehuetenango, WFP completed the first round of cash for assets (CFA) for the benefit of 500 households.

• In Alta Verapaz, WFP conducted a seasonal livelihood exercise to determine relevant local assets and other productive activities to be implemented as part of its resilience-building intervention targeting indigenous women in the Polochic Valley. .

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