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Hope for
Young Women

Project name

Hope for Young Women

Execution Period

July 2015 – June 2017.

Participating Population

Vulnerable indigenous girls and young people in rural areas.


Women of New York.

Project Description

The Hope for Young Women project in Santa María Chiquimula, has as its priority girls from 4th to 6th grade. TO 6º. Primary and young women. Its objective is to contribute to the creation of an environment that facilitates better work opportunities and knowledge to change the lives of young indigenous girls who work as domestic servants in Guatemala.

Among the main actions implemented by the project is a training program for young women, according to their interests and needs. In coordination with Intecap. Constant training for the reinforcement of girls who are currently studying 4th, 5th and 6th grade, as well as those who are not, in two separate groups.

Public events have been organized in favor of the rights of girls and young women. Forums have also been held to promote the rights of girls and young women with the participation of MINEDUC, the Municipality and related organizations.

Partners and Allies

  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance
  • Municipal Women’s Office
  • Local businesses
  • Local NGOs
  • Municipal Youth Network
  • Municipality of Santa María Chiquimula
  • Departmental Coordinating
  • Committee for the Eradication of Child Labor.
  • CODEPETI in Totonicapán.

Coverage Area

  • Aldea Chuacorral I: Paraje Pantzac I y Paraje Canasta Seca.
  • Aldea Chuacorral II: Paraje Chuacruz
  • Aldea Chuacorral III: Paraje Paxan.
  • Aldea Chuisactol
  • Sector Centro: Paraje  Xesiquel y Cabecera Municipal.