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For 70 years, Global Communities has partnered directly with local leaders, governments, schools, businesses and civil society organizations to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of people in eight countries across the Americas.

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Toribia standing on her farm surrounded by plants.

A Holistic Intervention to Overcome Multiple Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship in Guatemala

Toribia – a 54-year-old mother of eight from the Western Highlands of Guatemala – has long been a leader in her family, who strives to …

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Guatemalan School Kitchens Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdown

By Chloe Pan For the first time in nearly four years, school meals are once again being prepared in Guatemalan school kitchens following their total …

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How to Develop Climate & Disaster Risk Finance Strategies: Reflections from the COP28

By Patricia Inga Falcón & Noah Steinberg-Di Stefano At the end of last year, more than 80,000 world leaders and climate justice advocates gathered in …

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Mother-Daughter Duo Hatch Success with Poultry Farming Business in Rural Guatemala

Elsa Carrillo and her daughter Debora have found that sometimes it’s worth it to put all your eggs in one basket – especially when you …

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