Women Work Together (WWT) partners with our Guatemalan sister organization to unlock the potential of girls in the rural communities of the Mayan highlands to stay in school, direct their own futures, and become leaders in their communities. Our Leadership Institute impacts over 1,000 girls throughout their middle school years with comprehensive, sequential programs that prepare them for financially viable lives and that change the community’s expectations for their daughters’ futures. WWT, a nonprofit organization based in Boulder CO, is staffed entirely by volunteers. We provide technical assistance and funding to support the work in Guatemala.
Read the NY Times' article "Child, Bride, Mother".
"I thought I’d have a better life. But at the end, it didn’t turn out that way. — Aracely, 15"
Click here to listen to WWT Program Director, Wendy Baring Gould's KGNU interview from November 6th. Learn about the issues that Maya girls are facing and what we are doing to help.
Asociación del Desarrollo Integral: Mujeres Trabajan Unidas (ADIMTU), is WWT’s sister organization in San Pedro Sacatepéquez (SPS), San Marcos, Guatemala. ADIMTU’s professional staff develop and deliver programs for girls, their mothers, fathers and teachers, that advance changes in customary practices around educating girls. As a registered Guatemalan civil association (non-profit), ADIMTU is managed by an independent Junta Directiva (Board of Directors) whose members have been WWT’s partners and local advocates for girls since 2009.
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Educated Girls Change The Future
We put every dollar to work
Buys notebooks and art supplies for 10 girls to produce the books that record their Mother's Life Story
Buys 5 kit bags of books and supplies for 10 Big and Little Sisters to use together
Buys 50 books for the girls to read themselves and to their families
Pays for 2 full-day workshops, one with mothers and one with fathers and daughters
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