Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency

 
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency has received 8 donations
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    Health Initiatives Empower Women
    By - Gillian Wilson - Project Leader
    APROSADSE’s initiative to work with traditional midwives helps empower women. Many women in indigenous communities are wary of modern medical institutions or lack access to effective care. Midwives have been instrumental to community health and continue to be. APROSADSE provides midwives with minor surgery equiptment...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    Supporting Women Strengthens Entire Communities
    By - Gillian Wilson - Project Leader
    With your help, APROSADSE’s programs in organic composting, farming, and livestock rearing has increased the self-sufficiency of women within their communities. Education in nutrition and sustainable production techniques has helped communities to grow healthier crops and animals, resulting in increased production....
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency has received 23 donations
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    Training Leads to Better Harvests and Incomes
    By - Gillian Wilson - Project Leader
    Starting October 12, GlobalGiving will be matching donations for this project! Donate and maximize your impact! Thanks to your support, APROSADSE’s agroecology program in Guatemala is meeting close to 100% of its objectives. Community members were trained in agroecology, livestock rearing, and small business...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    Growing Ecology Programs in Guatemala
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director, IDEX
    APROSADSE’s agroecology program in Guatemala has expanded to include 9 community groups, with each group consistently meeting twice a month. The following workshops have been conducted: agroecology, livestock rearing, business and livestock management skills, ecological latrines, and construction of wood-saving...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    March 2010 Update
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    On Tuesday, March 16, all donations up to $1,000 per donor, per project will be matched. Donate on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, and maximize your gift. Our most recent update reports on microcredit loans and training for 3 newly formed groups working on raising chickens, cows, and other types of income-generation...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency has received 52 donations
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    A Postcard from "Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency"
    By - Mark Skeith - Visitor
    Empowering Pío & Defending Pepe As I arranged my visit to APROSADSE in San Martín Jilotepeque, Guatemala, I wondered if I would be able to brush the dust off my Español skills to interact with an organization that is comprised entirely of local Guatemalans that have lived in San Martín since birth. After a wonderful...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    The Chi Armira Chicken Raising Project
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    The recent update from the field this period is from a site visit to APROSADSE. In the community of Chi Armira, a group income-generating project -- one you are helping to support-- is raising 600 egg-laying hens. This group of 4 members has been working with this project for a while. They have had challenges with this...
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    Maria Hermelinda And APROSADSE
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Our latest update comes from the field. We hope you’ll enjoy this profile on one woman whose life has been touched through your generous support. Maria Hermelinda lives on the edge of a residential road in a small indigenous community called Sauce Xejus. She is 36 years old, married, and has two children who attend...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    Patrociña the Entrepreneur of El Carmen
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director, IDEX
    Patrociña’s community is one of 15 currently receiving support through APROSADSE's Agroecology Program, which provides loans and training to groups and individuals for income-generating projects, such as livestock rearing. These are lucrative options for families with limited access to arable land. The program also...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    March 2009 Update
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Towards the end of 2008, 7 rural families in the Cruz Nueva group found success through hard work and the support from APROSADSE. The families shared in a chicken-raising farm project starting with 1,000 chickens that continue to produce an abundance of eggs that they then sell at the local market. While the group owns...
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    • Margaret Coughlin
      Margaret Coughlin great to see my money at work! yeah
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency has received 62 donations
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    December 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    In 2008, the Los Pinos de Xesuj group achieved regular income-generation through APROSADSE’s chicken project. The group of 16 women sold 3 to 5 chickens at $8.10 each week, and 1 to 2 turkeys every three months at $27.03 each. This amounted to a weekly income of $13.50-$20.27, which equals a monthly income of...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    September 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    In the community of Chi Armira, near San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango, the chicken-raising project managed by one of APROSADSE’s new groups (called Emmanuel) is finishing its first cycle. The four members driving the project see a production of 9 cartons of eggs daily, sold at $2.70 each, equaling an income of...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    June 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Program Coordinator, IDEX
    In April Katherine Zavala, IDEX’s Coordinator of Programs, traveled to Guatemala to visit APROSADSE’s group of women. During her visit, she met with the group Women in Action (Mujeres de Accion) – a group of women that was featured in the last project update. Katherine met with the women and discovered many them...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    March 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Program Coordinator
    In addition to the groups APROSADSE supports in the community of El Sauce Xesuyú, APROSADSE supports the group of women called Mujeres en Acción (Women in Action) from the community of Los Pinos Xesuj. These women meet every two weeks to review their income-generating projects and share with each other the challenges they...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency has received 25 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    December 2007 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    Since the last project update, a new group of three men and two women from the community Chiarmira of El Sauce Xesuyú organized themselves to work together to start their own hen-raising project, following the success of the 11-family chicken cooperative that we reported on in October. Together, this new group of five...
    • 7 years ago
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    • Nanette
      Nanette Because I am an organic farmer, with about 120 hens, which are producing about 8 dozen a day. Something seems odd, if 300 hens are only doing that much? Also, just curious as to what is being done with the manure? Thank you.
      • 7 years ago
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    • KatZav
      KatZav Thank you so much for your comment and questions!There was a mistake in the translation of APROSADSE's report. The group is actually producing 9 and a half egg cartons per day. There are 30 eggs in each egg carton, which means that the group is producing 285 eggs per day.In addition, APROSADSE's livestock rearing... Read more »
      • 7 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency posted a progress report
    October 2007 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Programs Coordinator
    As part of this project a group of women from the community of El Sauce Xesuj carried out the workshops to help them develop a chicken cooperative. They learned how to build a chicken coup that was the right size and secure for the chickens. In addition they were taught how to prevent diseases that can afflict chickens and...
    • 7 years ago
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    • rhondachattin@yahoo.com
      rhondachattin@yahoo.com I was so excited to see the project update and to know that things are going well for the families in the project. It really helped to inspire me and boost my spirits. It just goes to show that even small amounts of money can make a huge difference. Congratulations APRSADSE! Thanks for the update and for sharing the good... Read more »
      • 7 years ago
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  • Help Guatemalan Women Achieve Self-Sufficiency has received 9 donations
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Organization

APROSADSE

San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
http://idex.org/aprosadse.html

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, California United States

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