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Guatemala 2018

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Guatemala

Guatemala

With three volcanoes flanking its southern shore, Lake Atitlán is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Its shoreline is dotted with villages where Maya culture endures and traditional dress is still worn. Locals live off the land, which is rich in ash and other minerals, and traditional maize farming methods are unchanged in a conscious effort to honor ancient customs. With no road encircling the lake, communities are generally reached only by boat.
– Amber Brooke Davis ©2007
PCV Honduras 2002–2004
Family Hillside Farming

República del Perú
Western South America

Area 1.3M km2 (54th)

Population 30.4 mil (23/km²)

Gov’t Constitutional Republic

Capital Lima (9.9M)

GCP/capita $12,300

Unemployment 9%

In poverty 26%

Life expectancy 73 yrs

Infact Mortality 20/1K live births

HIV/AIDS < 1%

Literacy 95%

Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Religions Roman Catholic 81%, Evangelical 13%, other 3%

Labor Force Agriculture 26%, industry 17%, services 57%

PCVs 1962–1974, 2002–present CURRENT: 243; Youth & Community Economic Development, Health, Environment; TTD: 3,475