Rights Action works in Honduras and Guatemala in support of community-based land, environmental and human rights defenders resisting harms and (often deadly) violence caused by different sectors of the global economy: mining and hydro-electric dams; for-export production of African palm, sugarcane and bananas; tourism and the ‘sweatshop’ garment industry.
StoveTeam International promotes the local production, distribution, and proper use of safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves to replace indoor open-fire cooking in Latin America.
Natün Guatemala works in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala to implement community-led programs that address systemic barriers and build cultural strength and resilience. Our work is driven by the expertise of Mayan staff and community leaders towards long-term, meaningful change in the areas of education, nutrition & health, and economic development.
Natün Guatemala, a registered US 501(c)3 organization in the US, works in partnership with our legally-registered Guatemalan partner association (Asociación Natün) to implement our programs on the ground.
Yo'o Guatemala work with rural populations in Guatemala. We believe in community education and development. We provide opportunities for low-income families and their children in Purulhá Municipality. Our community center programs serve approximately 2,200 children of school age and their families.
We are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through initiatives to strengthen civil society, cross-sectoral dialogue, political advocacy, training, solidarity promotion, volunteering and for providing information on useful resources for the programmes that we have.
Paz Joven Guatemala is an organization focused on promoting the abilities and potential of young leaders and the local, regional and national level in Guatemala.
Cultural Survival has more than 48 years of experience partnering with Indigenous communities and works closely with a trusted network of Indigenous partners and international human rights advocates across the globe. We engage opportunities to leverage our experience and leadership in advocacy, media, public education, programs, and in providing platforms to amplify and empower the voices of Indigenous Peoples as they work to claim their rights to self-determination, their lands, cultures, and precious ecosystems that are essential to the whole planet.
Vida is an apolitical and non-profit organization that fights discrimination and defends the fundamental rights of people. We believe that a more inclusive society can be built and to achieve this Vida helps to improve the quality of life of people in our community, facilitating access to services such as education, health and nutrition.
Asociación K'amalb'e is an integral coexistence association inspired by the Mayan Cosmovision to open paths of transformation through integral and intercultural formation.
Central America is home to so much bio-diversity, so much culture, communities and tradition, but despite a huge potential, local natural raw materials haven’t been much developed. The Nelixia dream is to bring back value to this fertile region, by developing amazing natural ingredients for the fragrance, ﬂavors and aromatherapy industry.
Estufas Chispa manufactures and distributes high-quality, affordable cooking solutions for Guatemalan families. We build our stoves in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez and distribute nation-wide in partnership with with NGOs, local governments and community projects as well as through direct sales.
Contour Lines plants agroforestry projects in mayan villages in the jungles surrounding Livingston, Izabal. We have over 70 sites to date, planting over 5k fruit trees and 20k legume support trees. We believe in hard work and leading by example, not merely preaching, so we directly fund, design and plant these projects, while training locals to plant even more.
The Observatorio de Eco-Educación / Research Foundation for the Innovation of Eco-Education researches, promotes and transforms education for ecological regeneration in Central America. We design and develop environmental and social sustainability and regeneration curricula for use in preK-12 schools and non-formal community organizations in order to promote and expand education practices and pedagogies related to environmental and social well-being and regeneration. In addition, we provide professional development to educators as well as technical support to other nonprofit organizations involved in environmental and ecological education. Finally, we organize professional conferences and other networking opportunities for researchers, conservationists, teachers, school directors, and others involved in environmental and ecological education activities to share ideas and advance their practice.
Niños del Lago is a Guatemalan works with vulnerable and disadvantaged children. By offering an educational forest camp experience we will provide the opportunity to participate in educational, cultural, creative, and motivational experience aimed to help children to fulfill their potential, dare to dream, and become empathetic future leaders and positive role-models to others.
We are an organization of feminist women working for women's human rights through comprehensive care, political advocacy, and leadership training.
Xunah Kaab is a place of education focused on the conservation and preservation of native stingless bees, and also honey production.
SERES is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that works with marginalized and at-risk youth, at the forefront of climate change in Central America, training them to be agents of change, social entrepreneurs and leaders in sustainability capable of building more resilient and prosperous communities. Internationally recognized after receiving the UNESCO-Japan Prize for Education for Sustainable Development in 2015, SERES is one of the world's leading organizations working to combat climate change, by cultivating and catalyzing young leaders who take action at the local, regional, national and international level.
We are a civil, non-profit organization made up of multidisciplinary professionals and merchants that works together with the rural population in search of comprehensive human development through comprehensive development and social assistance projects.