Young women in the municipality of Fray Bartolome de las Casas in Alta Verapaz have very limited educational opportunities and their families often face shortages of food supply. Asociación de Mujeres Adelina Caal Maquín (ACM) runs a community high school and provides technical assistance to develop skills in diversifying crops and protecting natural resources. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. ACM’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
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|Education, crop diversification and food security for Q’eqchi’ communities in Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, Alta Verapaz||Guatemala||2015 – 2018||$167,705||$180,478||680 individuals||300 individuals||agriculture and food security|
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Our grantee partner Fundación Hijos de la Sierra Flor is bringing women together to create spaces for dialogue, exchanges and recreation.