Partnered with Feed The Hungry Guatemala and Hope For The Nations

Feed The Hungry Guatemala

Eric Rivera

Feed the Hungry Guatemala came about in 2019. It has been the answer to many prayers of the Guatemalan people and pastors who wanted to provide the hungry with food and nourishment.

The feeding program has been very impactful to the communities in Guatemala. Bellies are full of food and hearts are full of the love of Christ. The children in the program are returning home and sharing the Gospel with their families and changing many lives.

Eric’s long-term goal is to reach every person in need in Guatemala. Malnutrition is a major issue and they want to minimise the impact is has on the children as they grow up.

Having the children they serve, as well as their families, surround the staff in prayer and thanks has been very impactful to the ministry. The smiles from each child and seeing families come to Christ are also major moments for the ministry.

Having enough food is the main problem Eric and the ministry constantly face. Even with a strong team, they do not have food to give to every child that comes to their programs.

If food and God’s word was plentiful, Eric and his team could easily reach more than 200,000 children.

About Guatemala

Country Statistics

  • Population: 17,980,803 (2023 est.)
  • Below the Poverty Line: 59.3% (2014 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: 73.18 years (2023 est.)
  • Literacy Rate: 80.8% (2018)
  • Human Development Index: 135/191 (2022)
  • Global Climate Risk Index: 62 (2019)

About the Children

  • Under the Age of 14: 31.98% (2023 est.)
  • Children under 5 Underweight: 12.4% (2015)
  • Average Years of Schooling: 6.6 years (2020)

Causes of Death

  • Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever.
  • Others include diarrheal diseases, malnutrition, and birth complications.

Water pollution and malnutrition threaten the livelihood of Guatemala’s people.

There are currently 243,000 displaced people due to decades long internal conflict that has displaced the indigenous Maya population and rural peasants as well as drug cartel and gang violence. (2023)

Heroin, cocaine, and marijuana transit point.

Government corruption and money laundering are issues.

Nearly one-half of Guatemala’s children under age five are chronically malnourished.

Recent Field Reports