Food for the Hungry / Fundación contra el Hambre

Non profit organization
(+502) 2312-2200

Food for the Hungry / Fundación Contra el Hambre is an international non-profit organization that works with the objective of facilitating holistic transformation in 215 communities in Guatemala. We work together with families to build self-sustainable communities in the departments of Alta Verapaz, Quiché and Huehuetenango, focused on ending chronic childhood malnutrition.

We are convinced that poverty is a holistic and complex reality, which is why we honor the people we serve by inviting them to contribute to the process of change. We work shoulder to shoulder with local leaders responding to their needs with solutions that transform, which are sustainable and implemented by the communities' own hands.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys
Education, Children at risk, Family, Human Rights, Health, Entrepreneurship/Business, Water and sanitation, Development/Community infrastructure, Agriculture, Emergency relief
Huehuetenango (Colotenango, Santiago Chimaltenango), Quiché (Nebaj, Cotzal, Chajul), Alta Verapaz (Santa Cruz, San Juan Chamelco)

Organizational contacts & locations

Angelica Villatoro
National Director
Mariana Alvarez
Program Manager
Paola Cardona
Communications Coordinator
15 avenida 12-67, Zona 13, 
Ciudad de Guatemala, 

Mission, vision & values


Together we follow God's call, responding to human suffering and lifting communities from extreme poverty.


All forms of human poverty ended worldwide.

We value following Jesus, relational work, wisdom, results, humility, beauty, goodness, and truth.

Products, services, and programs


We offer some products specifically for fundraising:

  • Sahilal photo book.
  • Illustrations from the exhibition Wings of Paper.

We offer the following programs:

  • Health and nutrition
  • Education
  • Livelihoods
  • Institutional strengthening

Organizational detail

Number of employees: 
Private donations, Corporate donations, Public grants, Fundraising
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

Food for the Hungry / Fundación Contra el Hambre focuses on poverty, chronic child malnutrition. We use the studies carried out by the MSPAS to work in the places with the highest rates of poverty and chronic malnutrition in the country.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date
  • 33,622 beneficiary families who actively participate in the development of their communities.
  • 2,084 trained and empowered volunteer mothers.
  • 770 mothers participating in savings/self-management groups.
  • 18,900 children under 5 years of age benefited from weight and height sessions.
  • 1,876 families benefited from orchards.
Impact measuring

We have a Monitoring and Evaluation Department that uses baselines and evaluations every year to measure our impact.

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and/or structure, Financing model
Short term objectives


New areas of intervention will be explored, in places with very high rates of poverty and chronic child malnutrition.


Programs have been adapted to respond to the emergency, and we continue to tailor interventions to respond effectively to this time of crisis.


That families can recover from the crisis through our Early Recovery Plan that involves the areas of Health and nutrition, education, livelihoods and institutional strengthening.