Rebuild WaSH in Guatemala

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  • Chisec

All Hands and Hearts

In November 2020, Hurricane Eta and Hurricane Iota, both Category 4 storms, devastated communities across Central America. First, Hurricane Eta struck on November 3 and slowly moved across northern Nicaragua and into eastern Honduras, before continuing its path into northeastern Guatemala and the Caribbean on November 6. Just 15 miles away from Eta’s landfall, near Haulover, Iota then struck on November 17 and followed a similar path. Both storms led to significant flooding and landslides across the region, impacting millions of people.

It was clear that the damage of Eta and Iota was widespread, but All Hands and Hearts identified a dire need for rainwater collection and storage systems and safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities including latrines and water storage. Using a volunteer-powered model, All Hands and Hearts has constructed a community center, rainwater catchment and storage stations for the communities of Sesajal and Seraxqen.

Join All Hands and Hearts as we begin the second phase of our recovery efforts in Guatemala. Our second phase involves building rainwater collection and storage systems, the construction of bathrooms or latrines and a handwashing station, and improving the drainage system for 9 different schools. Our trained staff will teach you everything you need to know! No prior experience is required!

Apply now to join one of our cohorts! To reduce the impacts of COVID-19, we are hosting volunteers using a cohort model. This limits exposure to COVID-19 by reducing the chances of COVID-19 being introduced to our cohort. by an outside source. All volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate. Volunteers will join us for a one-month commitment between:

January 24 to February 22, 2022

February 28 to March 29, 2022

April 3 to May 3, 2022

How to apply

Learn more about our program by visiting our Guatemala Hurricane Relief program page or apply now!

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