MAIA is an organization led by Indigenous women for Indigenous girls. MAIA is an educational organization in Guatemala that breaks cycles of poverty, discrimination, and injustice through the education and empowerment of Indigenous girls. At MAIA, they connect talent with opportunity, maximizing the potential of these young women to lead transformational change in their lives, families, and communities. One of their main programs is the MAIA Impact School, Central America’s first secondary school specifically designed to connect the talents of rural Indigenous young women with the opportunities of the 21st century.

What They Do
Female Empowerment
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In a world where education is often the key to breaking cycles of poverty and injustice, MAIA stands as a beacon of hope and empowerment for Indigenous girls in Guatemala. Led by Indigenous women themselves, MAIA is a remarkable educational organization that is reshaping the futures of young women and their communities. Here's why I chose to support their transformative work:

Indigenous-Led, Indigenous-Focused

MAIA is more than just an organization; it's a movement led by Indigenous women for Indigenous girls. This unique perspective ensures that the programs and initiatives are not only culturally sensitive but also deeply rooted in the lived experiences of the communities they serve.

Breaking the Cycles

MAIA's core mission is to break the cycles of poverty, discrimination, and injustice. Through education and empowerment, they provide Indigenous girls with the tools and opportunities to chart a different course for their lives, families, and communities.

The MAIA Impact School

At the heart of MAIA's efforts is the MAIA Impact School, Central America's first secondary school tailored specifically to the needs and talents of rural Indigenous young women. These students are referred to as "Girl Pioneers" because they are trailblazers, leading their communities towards a brighter future.

A Ripple Effect of Empowerment

MAIA understands the profound impact of educating a girl. It creates a ripple effect that not only transforms the lives of the girls themselves but also leads to a better world for all of us. By investing in the education of Indigenous girls, MAIA is sowing the seeds of positive change that will benefit society as a whole.

Alarming Statistics

The challenges faced by Indigenous girls in Guatemala are stark. Only 2 out of 10 Indigenous girls graduate from high school, and a staggering 57% become mothers before the age of 20. Poverty is a harsh reality for 65.9% of Indigenous women and girls in Guatemala. MAIA recognizes these challenges and is actively working to turn the tide.

Why donate? MAIA's commitment to educating and empowering Indigenous girls is not only commendable but also essential for building a more equitable and just world. By supporting MAIA, we can be a part of this transformative journey that is reshaping the destinies of Indigenous girls and their communities, ensuring a brighter future for them.

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