A door opens to change the world, for girls, their mothers and fathers, for their communities.
CARE has operated in Guatemala since 1959 and has developed an extensive working relationship with agencies in the public and private sectors.
Elena Caba Cunay believes in girls’ education and in ensuring that girls remain in school and not married early -- and teaches her students and many parents in her community that very idea.
Catarina, 12, is an aspiring doctor who lives in Chuacorral Village in the rural western highlands of Santa María Chiquimula with her 7 brothers and sisters, and her mother and father.
Elvia, 13, is a shy but cheerful smiling 7th grader, who comes from a large family in the rural western highlands of Santa María Chiquimula.
Millions of girls are out of school in the developing world. Violence, hunger, child marriage, or simply the belief that girls aren’t worth teaching are barriers that keep them from getting an education.
Republican Congressional Representatives Travel with CARE to Visit Maternal Health Programs in Guatemala
Members of Congress see how U.S. development investments are resulting in healthier moms and families
Rep. Fortenberry of Nebraska, who recently traveled with CARE, writes about the importance of foreign aid after visiting programs in Guatemala and Honduras. “We benefit economically when there is fair and smart exchange with other countries.”