Kateri Tekakwitha Fund

The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund exists to empower Guatemalan women to break the cycle of poverty by having a positive impact on their lives, families, and communities through collaboration, educational scholarships, and support.
Provide Organic Gardens for 20 Indigenous Women
 
Food security is of paramount concern today, especially for the world's poor. Environmental changes and economic crisis have put particular strain on Indigenous women and families in rural Guatemala. The Indigenous Women's Organic Gardening Project works with communities of women in Chumanzana and Santa Clara to educate them about sustainable gardening practices and nutrition. This means that women are better able to cultivate the nutritious food they they, and their families, need. project reportread updates from the field
Scholarships & Training for Rural Guatemalan Women
 
Each year, the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund's goal is to provide scholarships, educational support, and career and technical training to 20 Guatemalan young women through the Kateri Education Fund. The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund is committed to supporting the education of Indigenous Guatemalan girls and women, who would not otherwise have access to these educational opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
Empowering Guatemalan Women with Professional Jobs
 
The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund developed this Professional Intern Program to support recent high school graduates as they begin their job search, a process that often takes up to one year. Through strategic partnerships with private and public institutions, the Professional Intern Program enables young indigenous women living in the Guatemalan Highlands to gain critical career experience, while earning a stipend to help support them and their families.
Scholarships & Training for Rural Guatemalan Women
 
Barbara lives in a small village in Guatemala. She graduated in October as a trained office secretary. She volunteers at a local junior high school as a teacher's aide as she looks for a job. She needs to find work soon to help her family. Her lack of experience holds her back. All that is open is work as a domestic. Your donations will pay her a salary for her work at the school. She will gain experience for her resume and provide valuable service to the school, teacher, and students. project reportread updates from the field
Provide Scholarships for 20 Rural Guatemalan Women
 
The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund provides scholarships, educational support, and career and technical training to Guatemalan girls and women through the Kateri Education Fund. The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund is committed to supporting the education of Indigenous Guatemalan girls and women, who would not otherwise have access to these educational opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
Provide work experience for 10 Indigenous women
 
The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund developed this Work Experience Program to support recent high school graduates as they begin their job search, a process that often takes up to one year. Through strategic partnerships with private and public institutions, the Work Experience Program enables young indigenous women living in the Guatemalan Highlands to gain critical career experience, while earning a stipend to help support them and their families. project reportread updates from the field
Providing Microloans for 15 Women in Guatemala
 
The women in Santa Clara la Laguna and Chumanzana Guatemala have many ideas for improving their lives, but lack of capital prevents them from implementing their ideas. With access to small loans of $100 they have been able to buy sewing machines, have more capital for their established business, establish organic gardens and buy chickens to improve their food supply. project reportread updates from the field
Give Blanca a Chance to Learn
 
Blanca lives in a small village in Guatemala. She graduated with a degree in Tourism. She is now interning at a local resort to get more work experience. Her lack of experience holds her back. Your donations will pay her a salary for her work as she gains more skills in her six month internship.. She plans to use part of her salary to study English which will be important in her Tourism career. She is a young women dedicated to getting ahead. project reportread updates from the field
Help Marta provide healthy food for her children
 
Marta has just joined the Organic Gardening Project in Chumanzana, Chichicastenango Quiche, Guatemala. She is learning to grow her own fruits and vegetables in order to provide healthier meals for her children. Having her own garden means she doesn't have to travel to the market in the city.She saves time and money. Marta is excited to be independent and to learn new things. Your donations will help her get her new garden started. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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