Women's Association for Development, Sacatepequez

The purpose of AFEDES is to help indigenous women in the Guatemalan province of Sacatepequez develop their leadership capacities so as to increase the well-being of themselves and their communities, ultimately leading to a more equitable and just society. The organization promotes the social, political and economic empowerment of indigenous women by providing training in issues of gender, self-esteem, and women's rights as well as income-generating skills and financial management.