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Pop Atz'iaq Women's Programs

Women’s Program:

The aim of the women’s program is to promote the organization, participation and leadership of women in the communities where they live, and on the national scale. This involves capacity building workshops to increase their roles as decision makers and productive workers, and generally support them in the struggle against inequality. The micro credit project provides women with small-scale loans to start or expand small businesses. Workshop themes regularly include gender, self-esteem, health, working with credit, social and political consciousness, and Mayan culture (generally Mayan ceremonies and information sharing), as well as other themes of particular interest to the women.
As well as these two programs, Pop Atz’iaq also has a crafts program, marketing traditional weaving products to create a source of income for the families of the Mayan producers, and a reforestation program, contributing to the protection of the environment.

Find out more about Pop Atz’iaq by going to their website:

We need your help!

There are enormous needs in both the education and women’s programs, as Pop Atz’iaq strives to provide support to Mayan students and women in very tough conditions. Please lend a hand!

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