In 2020, Covid changed the world in Guatemala enormously! The lock down was complete; no buses or micro buses, roadblocks to keep Guatemalans from traveling from one part of the country to another by car and changing curfews with heavy fines from a month’s salary for the poor on up. There was no hiring, except for English speaking call centers.

The Covid vaccine is now available, but distribution varies greatly. In one village, vaccine was available for entire families. In Coatepeque, it is available to very few. Availability information is not disbursed and if there are waiting lists, the wait is undetermined and long.