What is it like in Guatemala?

Awesome. Cool. The best place ever!.... But what people don't know is that there are some villages there facing famine and poverty.. Sure, the scenery is beautiful, but what about the starving children and unemployed parents?? From what I've heard today, it isn't the ideal place to live (in a typical Guatemalan village).. Going for a visit is fun, yes. But I'm sure most people couldn't stand 3 days seeing how the people live in those villages consumed by poverty.