Guatemala

LPGM began a new partnership with Community Cloud Forest Conservation (CCFC) in 2015. One of LPGM’s five-year goals was to establish a partnership that was family friendly and closer to home. Board member Tricia Hall introduced LPGM to CCFC and we are excited to deepen this relationship with multiple transformational travel opportunities to the country.

169
number of young Mayan women who received leadership training through CCFC’s WALC workshops in 2015
225
the amount it costs to educate one Maya Q'eqchi' girl via the WALC Program
54
the number of individuals who are invited to travel to Guatemala each year to see our partnership with CCFC in action

Partnerships

 

Community Cloud Forest Conservation believes that education is the key to conservation and peace building in Guatemala.

Education

 

LPGM helps to fund a $150 scholarship for girls who then have access to the same opportunities as the boys.

Empowerment

 

CCFC’s 25-day leadership training workshop for young women accepts 160 students each fall.

Transformational Travel

 

Trips to Guatemala began in 2014, and at least two trips are planned for the next year.

Our group was transformed before my eyes when our youngest traveler joined hands with a girl from the village school. Later, we were one group, some from a rural village and some from a big city.

Julie Rogness, Executive Director