Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency

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Guatemalan women and their families will receive loans, training, and support necessary to start small businesses and achieve long-term economic stability and self-sufficiency.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

75% of Guatemala’s rural population lives in poverty; most are indigenous people. Lack of resources and education and recent surges in male emigration to the US leave rural women providing for the family alone. APROSADSE provides women with a pathway out of poverty with loans to purchase livestock, trains the women on their care, and guides them through the process of building a successful small business.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will provide loans, guide women through business paperwork and loan re-payment processes, provide trainings on animal/ project maintenance and provide support through regularly scheduled meetings and vets visits.

Potential Long Term Impact

Women can provide regular nourishment for their families, enabling more children to attend and graduate from school. More resources will flow into rural communities, and fewer people will migrate to cities or the US.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, California United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency