In Guatemala, working animals support the livelihoods of many communities by transporting goods and people and helping with agricultural work. SPANA is educating children across the country about the importance of working animals and how to care for them.
Guatemala at a glance
Population: 16.9 million
Area: 108,889 square km
Location: Central America
Capital city: Guatemala City
Estimated number of working animals: 181,814
Number of children receiving humane education in 2022: 800
Our work in Guatemala
Our education programme in Guatemala is designed to increase awareness of the importance of working equids in daily community life and to improve animal welfare. Children are taught about basic animal welfare and animal handling techniques through classroom-based lessons, stories, tailored worksheets and practical homework.