The widows of Guatemala
“No one knows for sure how many widows and orphans there are in Guatemala as a direct result of the political violence, but the estimates range from 40,000 to 80,000 widows and 150,000 to 250,000 children who have lost at least one parent. The Guatemalan state became an international pariah for the magnitude and brutality of its human rights violations.”
The goal of this women’s community is to create a community cooperative where previously homeless women can live, sustain, and fully support themselves. This community will be the educational vehicle to break the cycle of poverty that women, most of whom are widows, have lived under for generations. Beneficiary women will be able to live and raise their children in the safety of their own home and community…and they can learn skills that enable them to start their own businesses.
All who live on this property will be expected to contribute to the community and invest in the future of their families by learning skills for home-based businesses and sustenance such as sustainable farming, kitchen hygiene, animal management, birthing and milk hygiene, community service, maintaining public spaces, learning literacy, and working and saving as a group.
Through this new Women’s Community Cooperative, Send Me is breaking the chains of poverty that have bound women and their families for generations. When you give, you are not only creating a new opportunity for women in need, but a new life for future generations.
Please make your tax-deductible donation today and change the lives of women and children who have felt invisible for decades.