Where We Work
Women Work Together is changing the lives of women and girls in San Pedro Sacatepéquez, San Marcos, Guatemala. San Pedro is a small city of 65,000 people, 25,000 urban & 40,000 in 17 surrounding villages or aldeas. It is one of a handful of Mayan cities renowned for its local, regional and national trade activity. San Pedro distinguishes itself by its Spanish-speaking indigenous population, the industriousness of its people, and its progressive outlook.
Schooling has consistently been an important component of economic development in the town. The rural population, however, has far less access to education and commercial opportunity than urban citizens. Women in particular are marginalized due to their burdensome domestic responsibilities, illiteracy, isolation, and gender discrimination.