Meet the Women

In Guatemala the poor are getting poorer, and rural indigenous Maya women feel that poverty the most. A failure to create and enforce policies to protect women 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
2
women lose their lives to violence each day
20%
of indigenous women have never gone to school
25%
of rural women cannot read or write

Equipping these women with skills and resources changes everything.

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.

Mothers armed with knowledge, skills, hygiene supplies, clean water, and food put an end to malnutrition, hunger, and preventable illnesses in their families and communities.

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

Presidents of Mil Milagros’ Community Boards of Directors

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

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