Small Business Works for Mayan Women

$1,220 $8,780
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Catalyst Fund does this by providing opportunities for women to undertake microenterprise initiatives that increase their income and improve their quality of life.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Rainforest Alliance’s Catalyst Fund empowers local communities in Latin America.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,220

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,220 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 7 donors like you, a total of $1,220 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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