Girl Gardens Grow Scholars

A microproject by ASOCIACION DE CAMPESINOS MAYA IXIL

Summary

Believe in us!! Educate the Girls!! $50 pays tuition and supplies for a full school year. Our families are very poor and cannot pay for the tuition and school supplies. Parents and girls met with the Education Committee to ask if they could help us go to school. We want to study. We want to learn new skills. A plan was made for Girl Gardens Grow Scholars to raise money to pay for tuition and provide food for us and our families.

$200
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Maya Ixil families do not have the money to pay for tuition for their girls to attend school. $50 pays for tuition and supplies for a full school year.The deep poverty and high malnutrition rates in the Ixil Maya region of Guatemala results in large numbers of migrant youth who try to cross the Mexico/US border in search of work to help their families. Girls are especially vulnerable to kidnapping, rape and sex trafficking. The alternative for many poor young girls is to become a child bride

Solution

Believe in us!! Educate the Girls!! Our families are very poor and cannot pay for the tuition and school supplies. Parents and girls met with the Education Committee to ask if they could help us go to school. We want to study. We want to learn new skills. A plan was made for Girl Gardens Grow Scholars to raise money to pay for tuition and provide food for us and our families.Together we can change our stories to one of hope, improved every day life and prosperity.

Long-Term Impact

It's hard and fearful to step into the unknown and be the first. Our parents did not have the opportunity to go to school and learn to read and write. Our brothers and sisters and grandparents are hungry. The Girl Gardens Grow Scholars project will open opportunity for us to go to school, to learn how to raise nutritious vegetables and sell them in the market. We will help the nutrition for our families. Our work in the Girl Gardens will help pay for our scholarships.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​asoixil.org/​
Seed Programs International donates vegetable seed
Mentor support for the ASO-Ixil organization
Educate the Girls
The Role of Women in Rural Agriculture

Organization Information

ASOCIACION DE CAMPESINOS MAYA IXIL

Location: Chajul - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​asoixil.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
ASOCIACION DE CAMPESINOS MAYA IXIL
David Clay
Project Leader:
David Clay
Chajul, Guatemala

Funded Project!

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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