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Welcome to Peace Corps Guatemala

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This site was created to share Peace Corps experiences and resources with others.  Since 1963, more than 4,800 Peace Corps Volunteers have served the people of Guatemala.  Our work has changed over the years in response to the country's needs and has consisted of projects in Agriculture, Business, Youth, Health, Environment, Community Development and Appropriate Technologies.  Our volunteers are currently focusing on working in Health, Youth and Food Security with the Healthy Schools, Maternal & Child Health, Youth in Development and Food Security projects.  There are currently 85 Volunteers serving in Guatemala but our numbers will likely grow to approximately 120 by late 2014.  Our work area is centered in 6 departments of the Central Western Highlands. 

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  • CAPITAL CITY – Guatemala City
  • LARGEST CITY – Guatemala City
  • AREA (KM2) – 108,889 km
  • POPULATION – 15,438,384  
  • GDP – $78.681 billion  
  • CURRENCY – Quetzal