PMC in Guatemala

PMC began working in Guatemala in 2012. Guatemala's population of 15.4 million will double in 39 years if current growth rates remain unchanged.

PMC is currently broadcasting Toma Mi Mano (“Take My Hand”) in Guatemala. This 156-episode radio show is broadcast nationally on 45 radio stations. PMC has partnered with Lafábrica&jotabequ, subsidiary of GREY International in Guatemala, to promote and create the show.

We co-produced Último Año (“Last Year”) with MTV Latin America, which aired in Guatemala and much of Latin America. Último Año’s website recorded 324,000 visits and 1.4 million page views. Último Año ranked #4 on MTV Latin America’s website, received 46,000 likes on Facebook and gained 12,000 followers on Twitter. Último Año won a number of MTV awards, including TV production, musical theme, best finish, favorite antagonistic character, and best performance.


Estimated viewers across Latin America of PMC's co-production with MTV, Último Año, was 22 million households.

Population Size

15,460,732 (2017)

Growth Rate

Projected Population Growth



Almost 14% of Guatemalans try to meet their basic needs making US$1.90 or less per day.


  • Growth Rate Compared to World: 63 (CIA, 2014)
  • Total Fertility Rate: 2.99 children born/woman (CIA, 2014)
  • Births by Age 18: 21.7% (UNICEF Adolescents Indicators, 2008-2012)
  • Contraceptive Prevalence Rate: 43.4% (CIA, 2002)
  • HIV/AIDS Adult Prevalence Rate: 0.7% (CIA, 2012)
  • HIV/AIDS Compared to World: 58 (CIA, 2012)
  • Population Below International Poverty Line: 13.5% (UNICEF Economic Indicators, 2007-2011)

Our Projects

PMC co-produced one TV serial drama to impact important health and social issues, such as adolescent reproductive health and teenage pregnancy.

About Guatemala

Guatemala is approximately half the size of Ghana with a population of almost 15 million. Guatemala has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in all of Latin America and the rate is steadily increasing. The underlying factors are lack of education, poverty, and the prevalence of sexual abuse. According to Guatemala’s Human Rights Office, thousands of minors are victims of sexual abuse every year and 89 percent of the perpetrators are family members. The government has worked to address this issue with a campaign whose core message strongly communicates the fact that it is illegal to have sex with anyone younger than 14 years old.

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