Scholarships for girls and micro-credits for women

Support for girls and women in rural areas with scholarships and micro-credits

  • Local partner: FUNDAP
  • Duration: Since January 2006
  • Budget: varies annually
  • Funder: Fundación Juan Perán Pikolinos/ private donators/own funds/ Banco Popular
  • Beneficiaries: varies annually

Mainel has been collaborating in this project since 2006. It was developed in rural and impoverished zones in the provinces Totonicapán, Quiché and Sololá. First it consisted of scholarships for about 50 girls every year, which helped the families to keep their girls in school until the age of 14. Also, the programme grants micro-credits, through communal banks, to women in rural areas to start their own little business.