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.

Women's Association for Development, Sacatepequez
2da calle 5-26 Zona 3
Santiago Sacatepequez, Sacatepequez Guatemala
Guatemala
(502) 7-830-4339
http://www.geocities.com/afedes_gt/index.htm

Executive Director

Amarilis Guamuch

Project Leaders

Gillian Wilson

Mission

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.

Programs

The Community Organizing Program helps women form village groups to carry out income-generating projects. Training is offered in project planning, financial administration and evaluation as well as broader issues such as civic participation and violence prevention. The Economic Development Program offers microcredit to member groups and helps train them to run their own businesses. The Education Program offers small loans to families to be able to pay for school costs for their girl children.

Statistics on Women's Association for Development, Sacatepequez

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2006: $81,500
  • Annual Budget for 2005: $35,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $90,000
  • Other funding sources: Blossom Fund Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Religious Affiliation: No affiliation