Highland Support Project and Asociacion de Mujeres del Altiplano have been dedicated to empowering women since 1993. Breaking circles of poverty is vital in order for them to become agents of change in their communities and our world. Women are 60 percent of the 50 million Indigenous people in Latin America that face a triple discrimination for being: women, indigenous and poor.
Guatemalan Indigenous women suffer very strongly discrimination and exclusion. Their lack of self-esteem, education, access to capital, business acumen, political participation and the devaluation of their work has crafted dependence and weaknesses on them. AMA has supported the empowerment of more than 5000 women of different communities in the highlands of Guatemala during the last 20 years.
Your support can provide behavioral health services, business training, and the financing to put their skills into action. Your support empowers the most isolated and marginalized Indigenous women in Guatemala in the foundation of community organized small groups following the model of cooperative organization. Through these groups women will be able to increase their family income, achieve self-dependence and a life with dignity.
Working together we can reduce the number of women who have been discriminated for their ethnic, gender and economic status. Breaking cycles of poverty creating spaces for women to improve their communities, fighting climate change, challenging oppressions to become key agents of change for their families.