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.
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.
The Catalyst Fund does this by providing opportunities for them to undertake microenterprise initiatives that increase their income and improve their quality of life.
The Rainforest Alliance’s Catalyst Fund empowers local communities in Latin America.
We receive many worthy applications each year, but can provide grants for only a fraction of these projects. With support, the Catalyst Fund will be able to greatly expand its work to empower women. - Elizabeth Skinner, Manager of Community Enterprises
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $890 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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