UPAVIM (Unidas Para Vivir Mejor)

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Charitable Organization
Guatemala City
August 23, 2016 - 11:10am
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Carlin Francis
24799061
24799061
11 - 20
Business / Fair Trade, Education / Schools, Health / Medical, Economic Development, Women's Issues
Description:

UPAVIM's mission is to empower women in the neighborhood of La Esperanza, located on the outskirts of Guatemala City, by giving them opportunities to economically support their families, while also providing services to improve the quality of life for the entire community.

Over the past 25 years, UPAVIM has grown from a small baby-weighing program to a women's cooperative employing over 80 local women and making handmade fair-trade crafts sold around the world. The proceeds from these crafts pay the women's salaries, fund UPAVIM's community health clinic, and fund UPAVIM's school, which includes a daycare, pre-school, and elementary school (K-6th). In addition, the organization manages the first public library in the neighborhood, offers free English classes and tutoring for all ages, has a health clinic, and runs a bakery and soy factory to provide fresh and affordable goods to the community. Please find out more by visiting www.upavim.org.

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