Highland Women's Association (AMA)

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Charitable Organization
, Quetzaltenango
March 20, 2014 - 11:12am
Xela + Western Highlands
Penelope Norton
(502) 7761 - 6408
11 - 20
Business / Fair Trade, Cultural / Indegenous, Economic Development, Women's Issues

The Highland Women Association (AMA) is an organization of Maya women working in rural communities within the Western Highlands of Guatemala. It was founded in 1994 and we are now a 200 member strong Association with a reach of thousands of people. We develop new strategies of survival in the face of rapid social, economic and cultural change and organize ourselves in mutual support networks, which provide opportunities to improve our own lives, our families' and our communities.

Our Purpose

Break cycles of dependency by increasing the agency of women to make them the agents of transformation in their communities. We recognise cultural and economic dependency as a major indicator in perpetuating cycles of poverty. We seek to empower women and their communities to take advantage of opportunities and solve problems.

Our Mission

“Increase the capacity of every woman to adapt to economic, social and climatic changes by creating new strategies for a sustainable life.”

Our Vision

“To be an organization that develops all women's potential to be strong, adaptable, creative, responsible and team-oriented.”

Areas of Work

-Community Engagement
-Enterprise Development
-Life Skills Development
-Self Esteem

Would you like to collaborate with AMA? We'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch today.

Follow us:
Facebook: asociación de mujeres del altiplano or Highland Support Project
Twitter: pixan@PixanGuate

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