Guatemalan Women's Cross Generational Development

by MayaWorks
Vetted
Oct 31, 2013

Mothers Work to Send their Daughters to School

Silvia and Natali
Silvia and Natali

With the money they earn from crafting MayaWorks products, mothers are able to send their daughters to school. Silvia works hard sewing MayaWorks baby bibs so Natalí can go to school. Natalí wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She works hard at her studies and attends extra tutoring classes at the Rosa Moya Center. Rosa Moya is  a tutoring center funded by MayaWorks.  At the center, Natalí receives extra support in her core subject areas as well as access to a small technology lab. Most families do not have access to technology within their homes so students must rely on centers such as Rosa Moya to help bridge the digital divide.  

Silvia and Natalí exemplify what MayaWorks is all about: Women helping women.  Mothers helping daughters.  Present generations paying it forward for future generations.  Silvia wants to assure that Natalí will have access to education to the very end.  She hopes to see Natalí graduate college and become an independent woman, a woman who has many choices for the future: having a career that fills her with satisfaction, marrying someone who values her contributions as a woman and starting a family.  And should Natalí have a daughter, she will make sure she receives an education too. This is how the cycle of poverty will end: a woman will help another woman.

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MayaWorks

Location: Berwyn, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mayaworks.org
Project Leader:
Jeannie Balanda
Executive Director
Chicago, Illinois United States

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