For the past 8 years, we have worked in rural villages in Guatemala with people who live on less than $2 a day and have provided opportunities for people to make choices that affect their lives. While WLP’s main focus and commitment remains in Guatemala, in 2014 we expanded our work into Nepal, where our primary effort is providing education for children of the slums. The emphasis is on the following core areas: infant and child nutrition, health education, adult literacy, family and community gardens, micro credit, and vocational skills training for youth.
WLP is one of the few organizations working in Alta Verapaz. They concentrate on the most vulnerable families, many of whom have lost infants due to malnutrition and contaminated water. The function of WLP is to link resources. Currently, WLP works in collaboration with in-country non-profit organizations that are aware of the specific needs. They work closely with the organization NARU and with local staff that knows the needs and most effective grassroots solutions to help address current needs.