The Guatemalan Sugar Industry supports the efforts of health workers who are on the front line in the fight against COVID-19 and, through its Sugar Foundation, has delivered supplies to 65 health services and 26 municipalities from the South of Guatemala.
Since the beginning of the pandemic until August 2021, 7,336 kits with personal protection equipment have been delivered to 917 health workers, totaling: 29,344 KN95 masks, 22,008 pairs of gloves, 14,672 gowns, and 7,336 face shields.
In that period, 818 gallons of antibacterial gel and 1,908 gallons of alcohol were also delivered to health services.
Similarly, since the health emergency began, the Guatemalan Sugar Industry has supported the local governments with 21,452 surgical masks and 2,059 gallons of glycerinated alcohol to distribute among users and servers in 44 markets and public squares on the South of the country.
The Guatemalan Sugar Industry, in addition to this support, has promoted and supported projects focused on finding solutions to face the pandemic through Fundazucar, its social arm. It has also promoted vaccination and supported efforts to raise awareness to implement COVID-19 prevention and mitigation measures.