Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women

by Highland Support Project
Play Video
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
Opportunities & Hope for Guatemalan Maya Women
May 22, 2019

Mother's Day Celebration and Voter Education on Candidates Platforms

Melissa, our social promoter have been very busy with the women circles. We’ve seen women successfully pressuring local politicians to obtain material support for their community projects, and we’ve also watched and supported as indigenous women have begun to get involved in local governing bodies. Our hope is that with our continued support, indigenous women of the highlands will continue to get involved in politics in order to force the government to serve them and their communities. 

The upcoming elections continue to be a focus. AMA is working on ensuring that the indigenous community know all the political parties and their candidates because in the past they went to the polls and just marked a certain box or color, without fully understanding the implications. We will continue to support indigenous women as they become more educated on how to engage in politics for the betterment of their families and communities- this is the best and only way forward.

In other side we want to share with all of you that we joined forces and made possible one of the biggest dreams that we have had since the last few years... We brought together 250 women who are part of AMA's projects, they came from different communities in San Juan Ostuncalco and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan. We prepared an special Mother's Day celebration. We didn't need to ask if they were happy because they were wearing a beautiful smile all the time, they had the opportunity to meet all the women who were at the celebration. They were thankful with us for have brought them to Xela because some of them haven't been here before so they took a few minutes to walk in the central Park and see how beautiful it is. This celebration couldn't been possible without all the amazing effort that our wonderful team did to make this happened. We'll keep those smiles in our minds to remind that every effort that we do is because we want a better future for all of them, for their families, their communities and because what we do we do it from our hearts without expecting anything back!
We hope to keep having activities like this that bring all these powerful and inspiring women together!


Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Highland Support Project

Location: Richmond, VA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @HighlandPartnrs
Project Leader:
Diana Alvarado
Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Guatemala
$42,168 raised of $90,000 goal
 
454 donations
$47,832 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Highland Support Project has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.