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Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala

by Para Adelante, Inc.
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala
Send 3 Indigenous Women to College in Guatemala

Summary

Para Adelante helps empower underprivileged, indigenous women in Guatemala, who have overcome domestic abuse, by providing the funding and support to attain a college education which will benefit them as well as their families and communities.

$8,000
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$490
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68
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0
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13
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Challenge

Due to the 36-year long civil war in Guatemala, many indigenous communities live in abject poverty. As a result, women rarely have the opportunity to go to college or are forced to drop out due to insufficient funds. Para Adelante provides scholarship funds, mentoring, and tutoring to help these women break the cycle of poverty and become an asset to their families and communities.

Solution

We send young women from the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala to college in Guatemala. The skills the students develop depend on their chosen degrees, and include business, law, social work, and psychology. Degree work can take up to four years and students often must travel to larger cities to complete their degree requirements. By learning marketable skills these women generate needed income for their families and provide valuable services to their communities.

Long-Term Impact

The project will educate indigenous women and help them break the cycle of poverty. They then will be able to provide for their families' health and well-being. Educated women focus on educating their children, become role models in their villages, and benefit their community's economy.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​paraadelante.org/​
Discusses the hard lives of women in Guatemala
One of our co-founders receiving an award
Gender Violence in Guatemala
Voice Of A Mountain - Life After The 36 Year War I

Organization Information

Para Adelante, Inc.

Location: St Petersburg, FL - USA
Website:
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Project Leader:
Karin Braunsberger
St Petersburg, FL United States
$7,510 raised of $8,000 goal
 
74 donations
$490 to go
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