Young women in the western highlands of Guatemala often face pressure to leave their country to seek better economic opportunities or to flee violence. Red Maya Cedimujer (REDMAYA) provides training to young people to better engage with local government and to create educational and income generating opportunities in their communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance and economic prosperity in Guatemala. REDMAYA’s activities assist communities to propel their own development and advocate for government transparency. 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:|
|Women, men and young people exercise citizenship and promote social inclusion in the department of Huehuetenango||Guatemala||2018 – 2021||$171,840||$57,450||180 individuals||10,000 individuals||job skills and enterprise development|
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