Meet the Leaders

In Guatemala the poor are getting poorer, and rural Indigenous Maya feel that poverty the most. A failure to create and enforce policies to protect Indigenous peoples has contributed to a culture in which gender-based violence and discrimination are the norm.

3
is the average number of  years of education that Indigenous women have
70%
of rural women’s children suffer from chronic malnutrition
80%
of women ask permission of a man to leave the house
3x
more likely as Indigenous Maya to live in extreme poverty
20%
of Indigenous women have never gone to school
<10%
of nationally elected officials are Indigenous

Equipping communities with skills and resources changes everything.

There are mothers, children, and teachers who can change this narrative and create sustainable change in their communities. We discover these leaders, develop their potential, and help them deliver sustainable change. With your support, they are transforming their communities. 

Mothers equipped with vitamins, knowledge, and skills during pregnancy and the early years of their child’s life set the foundation for their well-being and success.

By training children to lead health campaigns in their schools, they are tackling malnutrition, hunger, and preventable illnesses in their communities. Read about the drinking water campaign.

Teachers trained by a literacy expert and parents encouraged to promote literacy at home ensure children finish primary school literate and prepared to continue their education.

Women develop leadership skills and assume leadership roles in their homes and communities, modeling gender equality for the younger generation. Empowered women prioritize the health and education of their children.Read Silvia's Story

Meet the Changemakers

In each of our partner communities, these leaders help to make sure that the community’s and Mil Milagros’ shared goals are met.

Mother Leader Volunteers

Meet the mothers who help implement our Early Childhood Development program and serve as leaders in our partner communities.