Guatemalan returnees often face pressure to re-migrate to the U.S. to seek better economic opportunities or to flee violence. Asociación de Retornados Guatemaltecos (ARG) works to re-integrate returnees back into Guatemalan society by connecting them with potential employers, vocational training opportunities, government services and to a network of returnees who have built new lives for themselves in Guatemala. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunities in Guatemala. ARG’s activities promote alternatives to migration by creating economic opportunities and promoting greater integration into their home communities. 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.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Reintegration of returnees||Guatemala||2018 – 2021||$224,675||$146,730||450 individuals||1,350 individuals||leadership and education|
job skills and enterprise development
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