Arminda was able to buy corn, beans, chicken, vegetables, pasta, and fruits with the money she recieved from WFP's Cash for Assets pilot programme.

Guatemala: 2,000 Women Receive Cash to Help Ease the Impact of the Coffee Rust Crisis

The coffee rust continues to affect the livelihoods of families in Guatemala. As a result, WFP and the Government of Guatemala launched a Cash for Assets pilot programme to help ease the impact of the crisis. Armida Zapet, one of the beneficiaries of this programme, along with her family are one among hundreds of families affected by the coffee rust in Guatemala- this is her story.

Overview

In Guatemala, the face of poverty and hunger is young, indigenous and rural. Guatemala, with the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean, faces a serious challenge to reduce chronic undernutrition, currently at 49.8% among children under 5.

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