The Story

A 36- year civil war, which raged through the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala was formally concluded in December of 1996, leaving in its wake poverty, fractured families and communities, limited infrastructure and deep economic need.  This need has been met in part by an overwhelming increase in drug trafficking and an out migration of working aged men to the United States, leaving women as head of household in many rural and urban communities. Most of these women had little to no education, and have struggled to raise their families in the current difficult and changing socio-economic environment. They realize that their daughters must have new opportunities and be enabled to work toward more stable futures.  WWT and ADIMTU seek to support that outcome.