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  • Our green, healthy and industrious community

    Our green, healthy and industrious community

    My vegetable production has created a better quality of life for us. Our family benefits and we benefit our community. We use the the profit from the vegetables that are sold for other household needs. I just recently invested in a tilapia fish production pond, a new small family project.”

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  • Emotional health is important for women’s empowerment

    Emotional health is important for women’s empowerment

    Openly discussing empathy, assertive communication, expressing our emotions and knowing how to channel them has been something new for our participants.

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  • Small business partnerships support UN SDG goals

    Small business partnerships support UN SDG goals

    COABE began with ideas based in environmental restoration and making use of existing resources within the community. It was born from the enthusiasm of two rural women for owning their own hives,  producing honey and making natural cosmetics using honey as a raw material.

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  • Women can achieve their dreams

    Women can achieve their dreams

    Vilma and her brothers were growing and the needs were increasing in her family. Her father was absent, and her mother had to take care of her children alone. Vilma had to make the decision to travel to the capital to work and support her family. Full of courage and determination, at the age of…

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  • Crop diversity improves nutrition and outcomes

    Crop diversity improves nutrition and outcomes

    Historically, rural farmers in Central America grew a few crops, corn, beans and squash, that were staple crops.  They grew a lot of each because it was easier, and if they lost half of their crop in bad weather, there would still be enough to feed their families and animals.  In Guatemala, these three staples…

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  • Training program begins in Santa Lucía Utatlán

    Training program begins in Santa Lucía Utatlán

    This is the story of our first experience of starting work in three rural communities in the Municipality of Santa Lucía Utatlán in the department of Sololá. A 100% indigenous community of the Quiché ethnic group, Sololá is one of the poorest departments in Guatemala.

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