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.
APEVIHS is a non-governmental and non-profit organization committed to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, research and humanitarian assistance and food and nutrition security, as well as projects in the areas of school education, entrepreneurship with women and local collaborations towards shared solutions to prevalent problems in the region.
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.
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.
Refuge International is a US-based non-profit organization focused on improving lives in rural communities by improving access to healthcare, education, nutrition and clean water, and also provides opportunities for mentoring of students who wish to become involved in humanitarian efforts.
DiverArte Guatemala is a private, non-profit, apolitical, social-type Civil Association that promotes processes of artistic awareness, from the opening of spaces for the defense and promotion of human rights, with the purpose of contributing to the eradication of contexts of stigma and discrimination that are derived from behaviors of violence directed towards Guatemalan children, adolescents and youth.
Asociación Por una Vida Digna trains marginalized community leaders to promote their own development, actively participate in global networks to strengthen civil society organizations, and address citizen security, education and strengthening civil society.
Founded 2012 in Guatemala, as a private, non-profit, non-religious, non-partisan organization with its own assets. With the sole purpose of being a platform that promotes sustainable human development.
The Riecken Foundation promotes a network of innovative community libraries in Honduras and Guatemala that awaken the spirit of discovery and social participation through activities in the libraries. We have shown that community libraries are essential to a democratic society. Libraries are institutions that citizens use to make informed decisions and reach their full potential. They provide essential knowledge, encourage critical thinking, and encourage self-education and lifelong learning.
Semilla Nueva fights malnutrition with better corn. We produce and sell high-yielding, climate resilient, biofortified corn to farmers at an affordable cost. Our corn improves farmers’ incomes and the nutrition of their families and corn consumers. The seed contains higher zinc, iron, and protein quality compared to traditional corn and closes dietary gaps for women and children who consume the corn.
Since 1996, Cooperative for Education has been committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through education. Our sustainable textbook, computer, reading, and youth development programs have transformed the lives of more than a quarter million students. We empower rural Guatemalan communities to transform their own quality of education, with a focus on evening the playing field for girls, who are typically excluded from education.
Like many other Latin American countries that share the Pacific and Caribbean coastline, Guatemala is experiencing a crisis of development and overfishing, exacerbated by the lack of opportunities, income alternatives and the scarcity of scientific knowledge about the true state of the different fishery resource populations, mainly chondrichthyans. Faced with this situation, Mundo Azul Foundation has initiated its efforts to generate scientific information that advances the level of knowledge about sharks, rays and other fisheries.
CARE works around the world to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. It is a leading global organization with more than 75 years of experience that puts women and girls at the center because it recognizes that poverty cannot be overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BASIN OF THE LAKE OF IZABAL" "CODESCLI" and commonly called SA' KOMONIL ASSOCIATION which is a second level organization, civil, formative, educational, non-profit, apolitical and non-religious based, This allows us to interact in order to generate alternatives in the social, environmental, agrarian and productive areas, for the search of a sustainable development and the Good Living that allows to improve the living conditions of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous Communities; achieve an ecological balance and peaceful coexistence with the