Small Business Works for Mayan Women

by Rainforest Alliance

Summary

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.
$10,000
total goal
$8,780
remaining
7
donors
0
monthly donors
11
years active

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.

Solution

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

Long-Term Impact

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

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.rainforestalliance.org

Organization Information

Rainforest Alliance

Location: New York, NY - USA

Funded Project!

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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