Women Work Together has unlocked the potential of hundreds of Mayan girls to stay in school, enabling them to earn more, have smaller and healthier families and better gender relations. Not only is a girl who stays in school bucking the trend of female illiteracy, but she serves as an active and visible model for other girls as well. Educated women send their daughters, indeed all of their children, to school.
Our approach helps indigenous women and girls to work together, aspire to leadership, and accelerate positive changes in their lives and communities. It is a systemic and grassroots change that works within the context of rural Guatemala. Our participatory programs reflect and advance local goals for full access to education, economic opportunity, and community engagement for women and girls.