Chichoy Potato-Producing Project in Guatemala

by Mujeres en Accion (MEAi)

Summary

In the small rural community of Chichoy, 20 indigenous women will be provided the land, seeds and tools to launch an income-generating potato project.
$2,446
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

Due to inadequate access to education, health care and economic resources, indigenous women suffer from high levels of poverty, illiteracy, and malnourishment. On top of these endemic problems, the army destroyed scores of villages and murdered thousands of indigenous men during the brutal 36 year civil war which ended in 1996, leaving an entire generation of widows with young children. This project will benefit 20 impoverished women, and their families, in the small community of Chichoy.

Solution

Convene small business training and provide start-up seed capital to help poor women start their own businesses.

Long-Term Impact

This project will help 20 impoverished women, and their families, in the small community of Chichoy generate enough income to provide basic necessities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=4

Organization Information

Mujeres en Accion (MEAi)

Location: Chimaltenango - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=4

Funded Project!

Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $2,446 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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