Mayan women in the last intact forests of Guatemala, Mexico and Belize are being rushed small grants to aid in the development of businesses that are sustainable alternatives to deforestation.
The Catalyst Fund provides modest grants of $500-$2,000 to carefully selected businesses where the infusion of a small amount of money can dramatically affect the success of a specific endeavor and help to alleviate poverty within an underserved community.
The Catalyst Fund does this by providing opportunities for women to undertake microenterprise initiatives that increase their income and improve their quality of life.
The Rainforest Alliance’s Catalyst Fund empowers local communities in Latin America.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).