Supporting Urban Disaster Resilience in Guatemala
Since 2012, PCI’s Barrio Mio, Spanish for “my neighborhood,” project in Guatemala has been improving urban resilience in seven municipalities that are prone to disasters like landslides, flooding, earthquakes along with other challenges such as violence, poverty, and food insecurity.
The Barrio Mio program evolved from PCI’s Neighborhood Approach and connects a broad range of stakeholders to improve urban programming. People from vulnerable communities—women, men, children, youth, the elderly, and persons with disabilities—banks, municipalities, ministries, the private sector, universities, and local organizations work together to identify risks and develop collaborative strategies to increase resilience and respond to crises.
Through this program, vulnerable urban neighborhoods can work to increase income, expand agricultural productivity, improve health and clean water and sanitation conditions, and help communities identify and address shocks and stresses.
Success Through Partnerships
PCI’s work is made possible through the support of our many partners.