Responding with Indigenous People in Guatemala
In Guatemala, members of the indigenous Maya-Mam community face both discrimination and poverty. Working with local partner AMMID, PWS&D is providing farmers with agricultural training. Using traditional knowledge and locally available resources, they are able to grow more nutritious food and protect the environment. In addition, men and women – who are confronted with discrimination and the ongoing threat of local mining operations – are learning about their collective rights. On behalf of the families and communities he works with, Ruben Feliciano, director of AMMID, says he is grateful to Presbyterians for their solidarity, human touch and contributions to improve the quality of life for Mam families.
PWS&D supports indigenous people