Hurricane Eta has ravaged much of Central America, including the areas where we work in Guatemala. Landslides, flooding, and infrastructural damage have killed at least 150 people and recovery will take years. Immediate support from the government and NGOs provides food & water but lacks other essential items for women. We are fundraising to provide feminine hygiene kits, as well as laminate roofing to contribute to long-term rebuilding.
We are providing emergency response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Eta. The Indigenous women we work with consistently face several layers of discrimination as women, Indigenous, and often low-income. This discrimination makes natural disasters even more harmful.
We will be providing feminine hygiene kits, baby formula, vitamins, and other essentials. These goods will help support the women in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane and set the foundation for long-term recovery.
Using AMA's Theory of Change, it is shown that when women practice a better well-being and participate in the local economy, the overall health and socioeconomic status of the community betters. AMA has provided resources to support the empowerment and self-driven success of more than 5000 women in the highlands of Guatemala during the last 20 years. With the women participating more in their community, their agency and success increases and the self-sufficiency of the community grows.
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