How Maya Women Break the Cycle of Poverty

Maya women are the most marginalized group in Guatemala. Compared to all other groups in Guatemala, Maya women are almost three times as likely to live in extreme poverty. They have fewer years of schooling, shorter lifespans, and higher maternal mortality rates than their non-indigenous counterparts.

But we have found something in these women that bely the statistics - resilience and hope for a better future. In the Mil Milagros partner communities in Guatemala’s Western Highlands, Maya women are leading our programs to success and improving the lives of children and families in their communities.

Here is their story: