Project #303 | Building Strong Foundations in Guatemala City
Our Partnership with Planting Seeds Internatinal (PSI)
During the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996), over 10,000 families were displaced from their indigenous communities and sought refuge in Guatemala City. Living near the city’s hazardous landfill, these communities face lingering trauma, marginalization, and financial stress, all which perpetuate ongoing violence, alcoholism, and drug use. Community-led interventions are needed to strengthen peace-building and address generational cycles of poverty.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Planting Seeds International to support community members’ quality of life and ability to flourish. Through our partnership, PSI is expanding the programs offered at their newly-constructed Community Center in Zone 3. Programs include women’s and girls’ groups to discuss reproductive health and gender equality; men’s groups to reflect on parenting styles and being engaged role models; and boys’ groups o learn about self-esteem and teamwork. Through the center, community members will also gain employment skills, mentorship and English language classes that contribute to job readiness. In addition, the center offers health and fitness classes that support community wellness.
STUDENTS, PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS IMPACTED IN JUST 6 MONTHS
STUDENTS ATTENDING CLASSES AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS
ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IMPACTED EACH YEAR
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to the fund below.