More About Guatemala
Guatemala is a traveler’s delight for history lovers and nature buffs. Guatemala is one of the most bio-diverse and historically significant countries in Central America. Guatemala is bordered by Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize. Guatemala has a predominantly mountainous landscape, with narrow coastal plains and limestone plateaus. The unique blend of the country’s ancient Mayan ruins and its colonial ancestry combine with expansive landscapes decorated with colorful plants and diverse wildlife to present the traveler with breathtaking beauty and gorgeous landscapes.
Guatemala Poverty Rural Guatemala exhibits one of the most extreme combinations of poverty and illiteracy in the hemisphere. The indigenous people that inhabit these regions suffer from malnutrition (rates among the worst in the world), poor health outcomes, extreme racism, illiteracy, and low levels of educational accomplishment. Together, these conditions virtually guarantee that future generation will not improve.
Petén Region 4 the World operates from San Andres and does the majority of its work in Petén which is a department of the nation of Guatemala. Petén is geographically the northernmost department of Guatemala, as well as being the largest municipality in size Guatemala. In 2013, 4 the World received an honor never before bestowed upon any non-profit. By official government decree, the organization 4 the World and its Founder Robert Keith Froom were named “International Ambassador” to San Andres Petén Guatemala, the largest municipality in all of Central America.