Guatemala (ɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə) is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast. With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated state in Central America.

 Guatemala faces many social problems and is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. The distribution of income is highly unequal with more than half of the population below the national poverty line. The CIA World Fact Book considers 54.0% of the population of Guatemala to be living in poverty.

The Colegio Evangélico Shaddai School is based in Chiquimulilla, Guatemala. Chiquimulilla is a municipality in the Santa Rosa department of Guatemala. It is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the Pacific coast