Indigenous Guatemalans living in Petén lack opportunities to prosper in their home communities. Sociedad Civil de Nombre Organización, Manejo y Conservación (OMYC) works to create opportunities for the residents of the community of Uaxactún by promoting income generation, strengthening governance, and enhancing peace and security. At the IAF, we work to expand economic opportunities in Guatemala. OMYC’s grant activities encourage small business growth and local entrepreneurship to 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.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Ecotourism in the community of Uaxactún, Petén||Guatemala||2018 – 2021||$217,150||$349,340||208 individuals||779 individuals||job skills and enterprise development|
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