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449-20
Credit: 
© 2002 Aimee Centivany, Courtesy of Photoshare
Photographer: 
Aimee Centivany
Location: 
Santa Elena
Guatemala
GT
Date taken: 
December 31, 2002
Project: 
Known Person: 

Caption

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 family of her own. Unable to live in the overcrowded conditions of her parent's house and unable to afford rent, she and her husband moved their family to this peri-urban settlement a year ago. As his corn fields are far away, her husband returns home only once a month. Living alone and taking care of two children, she worries most about their security and th constant fighting with her neighbors over the scarce water supply.

History of Use

Organization Media Type Title
USAID Newsletter Frontlines: USAID Employee Newsletter, February 2004