We are a nonprofit, nonpolitical peasant association with members from different villages located in 3 municipalities of the Maya Ixil region of Guatemala. Our main activity focuses on the production of organic coffee, cardamom, vegetables , textiles and wicker baskets. We strive to improve the quality of life by creating opportunities for the Mayan Ixil population through projects for sustainable income generation and human development. We intend to accomplish this through exports of high quality organic agricultural products produced by farmers on small parcels of land. In addition, free market competition results in more favorable prices for family and social needs. Vision Become lead...
38 Mayan Women Farmers Support a Village
Educating 38 women in organic farming methods increases Household Incomes, Agricultural Productivity, Economic Growth, Gender Equity. Increased harvests will provide money for food, medicine and school tuition. Small plot women farmers across Guatemala are struggling in the face of rising costs and threats to their crops The effects of climate change threaten future harvests. Many farmers have seen their expenses double, as they pay more for fertilizer, pest and disease control. project reportread updates from the field
Teach 150 Maya Girls to Grow Vegetables
Teach a Girl: Change the malnutrition of a family. 150 Maya Girls will learn how to grow kitchen gardens at schools that will provide space, seeds, tools and supplies to learn to grow vegetables to eat and sell. Girls who live in poverty in town do not have access to the agriculture land in the mountains. Parents will send girls to school to learn to grow food.
Vocational Scholarships for Mayan Youth, Guatemala
Rural orphans or poor youth will receive a scholarship for Ak Tenamit secondary vocational boarding school. Students are committed to help transform their home community through long term solutions to poverty through income generation, and cultural preservation. Each graduate will do 3000 hours of work study and career internships to gain practical, marketable skills. Leadership training will enable the youth to share their expanded skills and hope in Chajul and isolated hamlets. project reportread updates from the field
Teach 400  Illiterate Girls : Guatemala
Most Mayan girls drop out of school by 3rd grade and only 10% finish elementary school. Girls who leave school marry young, have large families, and face a grueling home life. Participation in this community development project is required of Maya Ixil Scholars attending Ak Tenamit. They will help teach Vocational Skills to 400 illiterate Maya girls in their home town of Chajul. Educating girls increases Household incomes, Agricultural productivity, Economic growth, Gender Equality. project reportread updates from the field

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