CSC Projects in Guatemala

Street Children in Guatemala

It is estimated that there are up to 5,000 street children in Guatemala City alone, most of whom have migrated from rural Guatemala as well as Honduras or El Salvador. Poverty across the country is both widespread and severe, meaning that families are forced to send their children to the streets for economic survival. The main sources of income for street children are organised crime, begging and prostitution. Gang violence is also prevalent in Guatemala and is often used as an excuse by the national police and private security guards to harass or commit violence against street children.

Our Projects in Guatemala

Supporting Street Children in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Consortium for Street Children is working with our global network to provide crucial support to street children, and help them access the services, information, and legal protection they need throughout the pandemic.

Funded by AbbVie. 

The Legal Atlas: Putting Street Children on the Map

Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations, overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. To address this, CSC and our partner Baker McKenzie created the Legal Atlas, to put information about laws affecting street children directly into their -and their advocates’ – hands.

Funded by Baker McKenzie

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