Our holistic approach to sustainable development promotes and invests in citizen-led grassroots initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean to help communities realize opportunities and solve their own problems.
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When we involve community leaders in the design and implementation of development, their projects yield long-term, sustainable results.
For international humanitarian relief, it may seem faster and more efficient to respond with a “one-size-fits-all” approach to disaster recovery. But communities that lead their own solutions are more engaged throughout recovery, ultimately rebuilding stronger.
In Guatemala, indigenous leadership of an export enterprise is rare, and indigenous women’s leadership is even rarer. Our grantee partner ProPetén is committed to training its Q’eqchi’ cacao producers to succeed in a complex marketplace.