Guatemala: Community project mitigates impact of violence and poverty
05-06-2012 Photo gallery
Santa Isabel II, a housing project in Villanueva on the outskirts of Guatemala City, was built in the 1990s to accommodate people displaced by armed conflict. Its population quickly swelled and, as in many of the outlying projects, armed violence became a problem. Caught between violence and poverty, young people in particular lack the opportunities they need to better their lives.