Global and Development Studies and Social Work
Project Location: Chimaltenango Region, Guatemala
The women’s groups in the villages are already doing amazing work to improve their families’ economic conditions and the vitality of their community. Many women participate in microcredit projects with local organizations. There have been collective farming initiatives and various independent business ideas. My idea for the Fellowship is to partner with the women’s groups to develop a community-led microfinance initiative that will amplify the skills that the women already possess and the strengths that are inherent in the community.