THE gha

The Guatemala Housing Alliance was founded in 2011 with the goal of helping to alleviate some of the worst housing deficiencies so prevalent in the Guatemalan highlands.

Our hope is that by working with the most poorly housed, we will not only help to secure safer home but will also build alliances with other non-profits tasked with addressing related components of poverty - among them education, health, employment, and family planning.

Lend a hand

Whether you’re a seasoned builder or have never even seen a hammer, your time as a GHA volunteer will be both personally enriching and hugely helpful.

Our volunteers/donors get hands-on experience building homes on a crew with local masons and a members of the family who will live in the home they’re building.

YOUR DONATION GOES A LONG WAY

When you donate, 100% of your gift goes to the project you choose. All administrative costs, including staffing and office expenses, are donated by GHA's founders.

There are several ways to donate to Guatemala Housing Alliance (GHA). All donations are tax deductible, and you can choose whether to have your donation applied to our Housing Program or Scholarships for Guatemalan children.

 

This is what we've been up to.....through February 2019:

  • Built 41 homes...including 21 of bajareque, changing the living conditions of families with children.

  • Offered wood-conserving stoves to recipient families

  • Laid 138 floors over dirt in old adobe homes

  • Replaced 40 dilapidated roofs

  • Built 2 classrooms for Pre-school students in Pasajquim.

  • Painted and repaired community buildings

  • Sponsored the education of many kids from Elementary to University level (56 this year alone, including 15 at the university level)

  • Offered enrichment classes to all our scholarship kids

  • Created a ukulele orchestra

  • Organized a beading cooperative for single moms

  • Provided therapies for children in need in the communities

  • Provided workshops for women to discuss topics they themselves choose to learn about, like nutrition, legal rights, and sanitation.