We work in rural communities of Guatemala with two methodologies:
We work with more than 500 rural artisans organized in 20 different rural businesses in different villages of Guatemala.
We train women through an incubation process in which they are first invited to dream, they learn how to become entrepreneurs and get business training to become formal businesses, whose first client is Wakami. Now, more than 500 women, organized in 20 different businesses, have access to the markets thanks to this program.
Our nutrition team monitors Wakami women’s children in the ages between 0-5 years with the objective of improving the nutritional condition. Our team monitores women in fertile age and perform nutritional workshops that aim to inform and educate these women on how to make healthier choices for their families.
We give scholarships to Wakami producers’ children. The scholarships are meant to support the child that is more unlikely to finish school. Wakami women’s children have a 140% higher school attendance than the national average.
We give access and co-finance 50% of the cost of products such as water filters, smokeless stoves, solar energy with the objective of helping rural families to improve their quality of life. 40% of Wakami women have improved their homes with this program.