Young indigenous women in rural Guatemala rarely have opportunities to develop skills that enable them to fully contribute to the development of their communities. Organización No Gubernamental NA’LEB’AK ONG (NALEBAK) provides opportunities to indigenous people, especially women and young people, to increase their participation in civil society and contribute to community development and local governance. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to fortify governance in Guatemala. NALEBAK’s grant activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in their nation’s political, economic and social life. 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:|
|Strengthening leadership and developing self-worth among young indigenous women in Chisec, Alta Verapaz||Guatemala||2018 – 2020||$50,000||$37,970||500 individuals||3,000 individuals||leadership and education|
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