Friday, January 21, 2011

Guatemala Society and Culture, Aid and Development

Guatemala Society and Culture, Aid and Development

from, Open Directory Project: The Definitive Catalog of the Web


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* : Regional
* : Central America
* : Guatemala
* : Society and Culture
* : Aid and Development (27)

* Economic Development@ (13)

See also:

* Regional: Central America: Society and Culture: Aid and Development (0)

This category in other languages:

* French (9)

* Agua Viva Children's Home - Chimaltenango. A non-denominational Christian home and school describes its history and current programs, with information on sponsoring a child or participating in a mission trip.

* Ak'Tenamit - A non-profit international development organization working to reduce poverty among Q'eqchi' Maya in Eastern Guatemala. Describes programs, organizational structure, and how to get involved.

* Amigos de Santa Cruz - Nonprofit describes economic, education and health projects in Santa Cruz la Laguna, Lake Atitlan.

* Amnesty International - Guatemala - Ongoing collection of news and reports on the status of human rights.

* Amnesty International USA - Guatemala Human Rights - News, reports and success stories for the country including AI Annual Report entries for the past ten years.

* Casa Guatemala - Homes for orphaned, abused, or abandoned children, in Guatemala City and Rio Dulce. Describes programs, facilities, and financial support needs. [English/Spanish/French]

* Center for Mayan Women Communicators - A non-profit which functions as a center for women to unite and to develop skills in communications technology to enable better representation in the world and in the media. [English, Spanish]

* Common Hope - Works to improve health care, education, housing, and human development in Guatemala. Site described programs, people, history, statistics, and financial arrangements.

* Directory of Development Organizations - Guatemala - Comprehensive directory of international organizations, governments, private sector development agencies, civil society, universities, grantmakers, banks, microfinance institutions and development consulting firms. Includes contact information. [PDF]

* Eldis - Country and Region Profiles: Guatemala - Database of online development policy, practice and research documents, searchable by sector or keywords. Includes index to British Library of Development Studies printed material.

* Guatemala Stove Project - Canadian nonprofit which raises funds and send volunteers to build masonry stoves with low-income households. Describes the advantages of these stoves, and how to get involved. [English, Spanish]

* Helps International - US-based nonprofit describes their economic development, health and education programs.

* Light the Village - The Guatemala light project provides solar power LED light systems to families in remote villages. Team members, sponsors, and project photographs.

* Masons on a Mission - Description of a project by a multinational group of Masons in Guatemala to replace traditional cooking methods with more healthy ones.

* MayaWorks - Community development nonprofit which organizes handicraft producers, provides microloans and training, and sponsors tours of participating communities. Describes programs and offers retail and wholesale purchasing online.

* Mayapedal - Sustainable development project which recycles used bicycles to build pedal-powered machines. [English, Spanish]

* OneWorld US - Full Coverage: Guatemala - Provides news, opinion, events and campaigns on human rights and sustainable development issues.

* Partners In Solidarity - US-based charity which supports rural education and medicine.

* Partners of the Americas - Alabama-Guatemala Chapter - NGO facilitating student and professional exchanges, as well as charitable work, describes their past projects and provides current contact and meeting information.

* Project Mosaic Guatemala - Antigua-based center to match foreign visitors with volunteer opportunities throughout the country. Gives overview of services and placements, with recent newsletter and financial information. [English/Spanish/German]

* Pura Vida - An ecumenical Christian project providing food and education in Lemoa, Quiche. They describe their work as well as donation and volunteer opportunities.

* Servants For Him - Christian evangelism program which provides household biosand water filters, as well as health education.

* The Highland Support Project - A US Methodist-affiliated group supporting economic development projects with several women's groups in the highlands.

* The Mayan Connection - Los Cimientos Alliance - Antigua-based international group working with Maya K'iche people to recover their land in Los Cimientos. Gives dispute history, and describes ways to get involved.

* The Penny Foundation - Helps peasant women and men from indigenous rural families granting microcredit and training for access to land, agricultural production and textiles.

* UN OCHA ReliefWeb - Guatemala - Provides latest updates on emergencies, sector reports, appeals and financial tracking along with background information and employment vacancies.

* US State Department - Human Rights Report: Guatemala - 2008 report on the current status of human rights practices including human freedoms, civil liberties, political rights, international investigations, discrimination, worker rights, child labor and working conditions.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.