Water and Sanitation Issues in Guatemala

Access to safe water in Guatemala is a challenge for a significant proportion of the country’s population of 17 million people. According to UN and UNICEF data, 44% of households in Guatemala lack access to a safely managed water supply and in rural areas, 44% lack safe sanitation.


of households lack access to a safely managed water supply
*The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)​


of rural households lack safe sanitation.
*The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)​

Planet Water
Foundation In Guatemala

Planet Water Foundation’s work in Guatemala commenced in 2023 with the objective of addressing the issues around access to safe drinking water in the country.

Our work is focused on the deployment of our AquaTower water filtration systems which we have begun to deploy in elementary schools in Guatemala in conjunction with our water health and hygiene education program. Together, our solutions are helping to bring clean, safe water access to students, teachers and members of the communities surrounding our project sites.

Currently, our focus is on clean water projects in Santa Lucía Utatlán.

Teamwork delivers great results and this project is an example of this. Your collaborative efforts brought clean water to our students. This will benefit our children in an incredible way because when they grow up in a healthy environment, there will be more opportunities to have a brighter future.
Juan Ixco, School Principal
I had a meaningful experience building the AquaTower for the community. They won't struggle accessing clean, safe water anymore and I am thankful for having the chance to help change their lives for the better.
Pedro, Volunteer

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