Guatemala

Minifootball Association of Guatemala (ASOFUM)

PrevenGol, the social-sports programme of the Asociaciòn de Minifootball de Guatemala (Minifootball Association of Guatemala, ASOFUM) aims to keep young people from the constant dangers of our society using football as a vehicle to achieve it.


Organisation Details

Participants

Children and youth from high-risk areas and rural communities

Locations

Across Guatemala, including Guatemala City, Santa Lucia, and Ciudad Quetzal

Homelessness Statistics

59.3%
Population below poverty line (CIA World Factbook)

1.6 million

Housing defecit

Guatemala faces extreme inequality, with a little over 1% of the population owning 60% of the land (Habitat). Among indigenous people, poverty average 79%, with 40% living in extreme poverty, making indigenous people the most affected by the inequality (World Food Programme, 2019).

Natural disasters displace thousands of people from their homes every year, and although there is a lack of data, it is thought that the main cause of population displacement is due to gang violence and development projects (Internal Displacement, 2018)