María Ermelinda Vásquez Ramírez, 40, and Ovidio Gutiérrez Ramos, 43, are seen at a corn field that is recovering from drought at Lagunetas Community in San Juan la Hermita Municipality, Chiquimula, Guatemala. Catholic Relief Services' project Superamos is helping vulnerable subsistence farmers and their families affected by 2015’s drought in three departments of Guatemala’s Dry Corridor. Millions suffered during last year's drought, so in advance of the 2016 harvest, one community asked for help. Now they have protection from possible crop failure and hunger. Around 5,000 families will receive help to buy food over a 6-month period using a high technology system as a part of CRS' Emergency Response with funds from USAID. CRS with the help of local Caritas will identify those families in real need.
Photo by Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for Catholic Relief Services