Guatemala comes to terms with family planning

A local non-profit group hopes that education will help locals plan their families’ futures better.

Guatemala family planner

Guatemala has the highest birth rate in Latin America and the effects of its growth are clear: the country vaunts one of the highest rates for both infant and maternal mortality on the continent as well as the fourth-highest incidence of chronic childhood malnutrition in the world.

Now, a local non-profit group says that re-educating the population about family planning is the answer to rising numbers and related problems of poverty, poor health and illiteracy.

Al Jazeera’s David Mercer reports from Sololá, Guatemala.

Source: Al Jazeera