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by Appropriate Technology Collaborative
Mayan Power and Light
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Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Mayan Power and Light
Oct 9, 2018

Empowerment in Quiche

Marilena leads empowerment training in Chiche
Marilena leads empowerment training in Chiche

Mayan Power and Light is expanding into new rural areas of Guatemala where we can save the environment and provide a better quality of life.

Last month, 30 women from the isolated Community of Chupoj III, Chiche, Quiche participated in an emotional empowerment workshop to introduce them to Mayan Power and Light's special program. 

ATC relies on local leadership to plan and direct our projects - working with Municipal governments, the department for women's rights and pre-established women's groups. By presenting one-day empowerment workshops, we are building relationships and spreading word about our work in business incubation and access to appropriate technologies to attract rural women into our unique opportunities in Mayan Power and Light. 

The Chupoj III group are mothers who are recognised as community leaders by SOSEP and the Municipality of Chiché. They thanked ATC for the workshop held, as they had not had any empowerment training before. Instead their trainings are usually focused on food preparation for nutrition and childcare.  The emotional empowerment workshop helps women in difficult circumstances to channel their emotions, stress and fear in more constructive avenues to overcome domestic abuse, unemployment and low self esteem. 

The Director of the Women's Office of the Municipality was attentive and translated the workshop in Quiche. She invited us back to share more empowerment trainings saying that they were unique and much needed discussions for women's liberation. 

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Appropriate Technology Collaborative

Location: Ann Arbor, MI - USA
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Project Leader:
John Barrie
Ann Arbor, MI United States
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