Mayan women in the last intact forests of Guatemala, Mexico and Belize are being rushed small grants to aid in the development of sustainable business alternatives to deforestation.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Catalyst Fund provides modest grants of $500-$2,000 to carefully selected businesses where the infusion of a small amount of money can dramatically affect the success of a specific endeavor and help to alleviate poverty within an underserved community.
How will this project solve this problem?
The Catalyst Fund does this by providing opportunities for them to undertake microenterprise initiatives that increase their income and improve their quality of life.
Potential Long Term Impact
The Rainforest Alliance’s Catalyst Fund empowers local communities in Latin America.
Total Funding Received to Date: $890
Funding Policy: partial
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $890 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $25,000.