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    Don Zacarias explains to a group from the village of El Tigre (in the Buffer Zone of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala), how he manages his agroforestry project, in a way that protects the environment. He is accompanied by agronomist Roberto Chiquin, who translates to Q'eqchi' Maya...

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    The mother of these two children in Corozal, Department of Peten, Guatemala participates in an integrated farm project with goats, a project implemented by Fundacion ProPeten with support by Heifer Project International, to promote food security.

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    A cow grazes on a hillside in the highlands near Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Local NGO ACODIMAM helps Mayan communities in the area to develop and implement sustainable agricultural practices.

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    A young girl leads a pig by rope in the highlands near Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Local NGO ACODIMAM helps Mayan communities in the area to develop and implement sustainable agricultural practices.

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    A traditional birth attendant (TBA) and her child in Chimaltenango, Guatemala during a training of traditional midwives conducted by Midwives for Midwives, an NGO dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of birth attendants.

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    A Mayan woman of the Western Highland region makes blue corn tortillas in El Retiro, Chimaltenango, Guatemala.

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    El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City. These overcrowded, precarious ravines are often the only areas where incoming migrants and poor families are able to settle.

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    El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City. The poorest of the poor in Guatemala migrate to the capital city, settling in the space remaining, often at the bottom of the ravines. These sites are usually left open, having been previously abandoned due to the dangers of water...

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    El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City, Guatemala. These overcrowded, precarious ravines are often the only areas where the poor are able to settle.

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    El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City. Rapid urbanization often takes place in the most marginal areas of the city.

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    Los Lomas de Azacualpilla, a community in Guatemala City. As part of a Hurricane Mitch resettlement program, this inter-city squatter community was relocated twenty miles outside of the city center. Far from urban markets and job opportunities, lacking potable water, sewage, and health facilities,...

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    The city of Santa Elena in northern Guatemala. Due to the high rate of urbanization, there is a lack of planned growth and infrastructure that services the needs of businesses and households, which results in an uneven pace of modernization. Here, the jumble of electric lines displays the hasty,...

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    The city of San Benito in the region of El Peten, northern Guatemala. Urban problems in this city include lack of potable water. Unfavorable geography, rapid population growth, and a municipal water system in need of repair, are all factors that contribute to the challenge of meeting water needs in...

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    Urban problems in the city of San Benito (region of El Peten in northern Guatemala) include pollution and lack of proper waste treatment. While the majority of household trash is burned at home, waste is collected from public areas, such as the central markets, and from businesses like large hotels...

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    Urban problems in the city of Santa Elena (region of El Peten in northern Guatemala) include pollution and lack of proper waste treatment. Several families live close to the municipal dump, living off the materials deposited there. Here, men are shown "helping" to remove a load of trash,...

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    Urban problems in the city of San Benito (region of El Peten in northern Guatemala) include pollution and lack of proper waste treatment. While the majority of household trash is burned at home, waste is collected from public areas, such as the central markets, and from businesses like large hotels...

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    In the undeveloped and sparsely populated northern region of Guatemala (El Peten), the tri-city area of Flores, Santa Elena, and San Benito is, in effect, the "Big City." Located in the middle of San Benito, the Zona Roja (red-light district) is close to the central market and the...

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    In the undeveloped and sparsely populated northern region of Guatemala (El Peten), the tri-city area of Flores, Santa Elena, and San Benito is, in effect, the "Big City." Located in the middle of San Benito, the Zona Roja (red-light district) is close to the central market and the...

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    Colonia Del Bosque, a peri-urban community near Santa Elena in El Peten, the northern region of Guatemala. This community is the result of a land invasion onto municipal property five years ago. Located in the hills behind a public sports complex, this community is hidden, which contributes to the...

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    Colonia Del Bosque, a peri-urban community near Santa Elena in El Peten, the northern region of Guatemala. Originally from the southern part of El Peten, this woman migrated to Santa Elena with her parents 10 years ago. After growing up in the central part of the city, she is now married with a...

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    El Esfuerzo, a peri-urban community near Santa Elena in El Peten, the northern region of Guatemala. This community is the result of a land invasion onto municipal property two years ago. Located in the hills behind a water treatment facility, this community has been able to negotiate for their...

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    Bellos Horizontes, a peri-urban community near San Benito in El Peten, the northern region of Guatemala. Opened for development a year ago, families have taken advantage of the land made accessible by these newly scraped roads to set up their households and their family gardens. This community...

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    Originally from the Alta Verapaz region, this Keq'chi Mayan family squats on an open property in Bellos Horizontes, a peri-urban community near San Benito in El Peten, new development in the northern region of Guatemala. At age 42, this mother is pregnant with her twelfth child, having...

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    A family in Trecer Lotificacion, a peri-urban community near Santa Elena in El Peten, the northern region of Guatemala.

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    An elderly resident of Trecer Lotificacion, a peri-urban community near Santa Elena in El Peten, the northern region of Guatemala.

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