GUATEMALA

THE NEED

Unequal distribution of income

The richest 20% of the population account for more than 51% of Guatemala’s overall consumption.          

59%

Population below poverty line.
23% are below the extreme poverty line (<$1.25/day)         

Violent crime

and drug trafficking are prominent, which generates an unstable atmosphere for children.

   

Nearly 50% of the population

is under age 19, making it the youngest population in Latin America.

   

*Sources: CIA World Factbook

THE IMPACT

Edify began a pilot program in 2014.

We have impacted 8,949 students with a Christ-centered education.

Training

School leaders trained: 96  |  Teachers trained: 199

Loans

18 loans disbursed to 17 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $88,220

56

Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact of March 31, 2017

EDIFY TEAM IN GUATEMALA

Karla de Pineda,
Program Director

Karla directed a bilingual Christian school as part of the El Shaddai Educational Foundation in Guatemala for 12 years and oversaw teacher training and supervision.  Karla also worked as an academic consultant to Culture & Education Corporation S.A., where she advised on integrating special needs students.

Karla is bilingual in English and Spanish and has an M.A. in Educational Innovation and a B.A. in Psychology and Pedagogy from Galileo University and the PanAmerican University of Guatemala, respectively. She has attended certificate-granting courses in Guatemala, the United States, and Israel.