Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, with three out of four Guatemalans living in poverty. For several decades, the people of Guatemala have suffered from hurricanes, poverty and civil war. They have struggled to survive against odds that most Americans cannot fathom. It is very easy for these proud people to get lost in the shadows of the more fortunate countries.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides real relief to Guatemala. Since 1986, they have provided nearly half a billion dollars in aid to this impoverished country. Their efforts launch community projects to provide medical care, clean water and hygiene products to those suffering. These initiatives have also included healthcare worker training and support to help build local economies.
Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty reached out to the people of Guatemala and have partnered with AmeriCares to help with this heartfelt mission. The extraordinary hearts of our associates have risen to the cause and the results have been truly phenomenal. The organization has raised $34,360 in donations and will support six of our sales associates on the ground in Guatemala. This contribution of funds and manpower will make a positive impact in that struggling country and support AmeriCares in their noble cause.