WASHINGTON (August 4, 2017) – A delegation of CARE citizen advocates from around the United States traveled to Guatemala for a three-day learning tour to witness the reach, scope and sustainable impact of U.S. foreign assistance programs.
CARE has operated in Guatemala since 1959 and has developed an extensive working relationship with agencies in the public and private sectors.
CARE has been partnering with Cargill, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, for more than 50 years to improve food and nutrition security by strengthening rural communities.
CARE and Cargill’s partnership of more than fifty years is a testament to the values we share. Over the past eight years, this partnership has helped improve the lives of more than 300,000 people around the world.
A door opens to change the world, for girls, their mothers and fathers, for their communities.
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.