— Josh Chamalé, UNUM Founder
Areas of focus
We envision a Guatemala where all children have access to high-quality education and focus on instilling knowledge for the purpose of application, transformation, and replication.
The way in which we help is through:
We envision a Guatemala where all children have access to clean water, nutritious meals, and a safe environment.
This is done through the following programs:
We believe that our spiritual journey begins from the moment we begin a personal relationship with God.
Matthew 16:26: “And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?”
John 10:10b: “My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
The way in which we do this is:
Although it is a basic need, access to decent housing is not a reality for at least 50% of families in Guatemala. Our objective is to attack the causes of sickness in families; in improving the quality of health in their homes, we support the physical and cognitive development of the children. Some of our projects for dignified homes are:
Approximately three million Guatemalans, mostly from rural areas, do not have access to clean drinking water, a reality that sometimes even costs them their life. Children are the most vulnerable, seeing as Guatemala has one of the highest mortality rates worldwide.
Stoves with chimneys
Cooking with open fire inside their homes, where there is no air circulation or ventilation, causes a high concentration of toxic smoke that families inhale.
Not having a bed where to rest affects their health and causes alterations in behavior.
Families share spaces with animals; therefore, they are exposed to diseases and dirt transmitted by the animals.
It is estimated that, annually, more than 400,000 deaths from diarrhea occur due to diseases caused by poor hygiene habits.
Where we work
Current locations where our projects are being implemented: