• 5 community partners
  • Working with more than 5,500 Community Members
  • 11.03% of rural population without access to basic or safely managed drinking water sources
  • 49.54% of rural population without access to basic or safely managed sanitation facilities
  • Less than 3 Physicians per 10,000 people
  • Common sources of income include agriculture, fishing, day laboring, and weaving

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Safety

Volunteer safety will always be our absolute top priority. Global Brigades recently engaged Askari International Security, an industry leader in international risk assessment, to complete a comprehensive risk/safety assessment of all brigade operations. A full explanation of safety precautions and procedures can be found on our “Safety & Insurance” page.

Volunteer Safety Highlights in Guatemala

  • Global Brigades is in contact with OSAC (the Overseas Security Advisory Committee) to receive up-to-date security and safety briefings from the U.S. State Department;
  • Established relationships with local community authorities to gain trust and access into communities;
  • Established relationships with local police in the Tecpan Region to provide monitoring of volunteer activity in country;
  • Full-time local Global Brigades medical personnel on-call at all times.