We provide transformative workshops dedicated to empowerment and gender equity for youth living in Guatemala. Through our workshops and programs, youth develop the knowledge, skills, and courage they need to make informed life-choices and reach their highest potential. We run all of our programs in partnership with local schools and organizations in some of Guatemala’s most marginalized and at-risk communities. Our in-depth curriculum runs weekly over the course of three years and fosters the development of self-esteem, personal agency, social-emotional development, human rights advocacy, violence prevention, leadership, and activism.
Habitat for Humanity Guatemala helps low–income families improve their living conditions by building new homes and housing communities, stabilizing and improving existing houses, and offering affordable housing solutions such as smokeless stoves, water filters and basic sanitation services.
Wuqu ’Kawoq is innovating a healthcare model focused on providing high quality services with linguistic and cultural competence for indigenous, poor and marginalized communities in Guatemala.
Days for Girls began when the Founder and CEO Celeste Mergens was working with a family foundation and orphanage in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Asking “What are girls doing for feminine hygiene?” Celeste learned that girls were sitting on cardboard for several days each month, often going without food unless someone would bring it to them. This set in motion her first intervention - disposable pads. But without any place to dispose of the pads, this was neither a viable nor a sustainable solution. So it was time for Plan B: a washable, long-lasting pad.
Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls.
Asociación Alas de Guatemala (WINGS Guatemala) is a non-profit organization that provides quality reproductive health education and services to underserved, primarily rural Guatemalan youth, women, and men.
The idea of creating ONGVoluntariado arose from our own experiences as volunteers. More than 6 years ago, two colleagues started collaborations as international partners in different projects in countries in Central America, Africa, and India. We want to provide information, security and trust to international volunteers, as well as continuous follow-ups throughout the volunteering process.
SECCATID provides care services for people with drug addiction problems. Services are free of charge to people who present problematic consumption of some psychoactive substance and who come to the center voluntarily. It also serves users who are referred by other government programs, courts, NGOs, among others, covering the entire national territory.
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.
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.
Constru Casa improves the quality of life among Guatemalans through the provision of basic housing and support programs. We work to lift entire communities out of poverty though our integral community development programs which include the construction of dignified concrete block housing in combination with the construction of community buildings such as schools, clinics, orphanages, and community centers.
Ecofiltro is a social enterprise that has a very clear objective. To reach 1 million guatemalan families in rural areas with clean water by the year 2020.
We will only use financially sustainable methods to reach this goal and we will always remain open to sharing our production process and marketing tactics with any outside group that wants to solve the water challenge in their home country.
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.
Circula: Centro de Liderazgo Restaurativo (formerly Asociación para el Liderazgo en Guatemala) works to facilitate the transformation of leaders willing to grow personally and professionally in order to increase their impact in Central America, promoting a culture of learning in a creative retreat space that facilitates reflection and collaboration between leaders.
With TuConsejería we are providing remote mental health services to underserved populations, with an emphasis on women survivors of violence, youth and suicide support. We have 3 affordable and confidential services: emotional support chat in times of crisis, video / audio psychological therapy and support groups.
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.
La Defensoría de la Mujer Indígena (The Ombudsman for Indigenous Women) promotes, defends and protects the rights of indigenous women towards the eradication of violence and discrimination in Guatemalan society.