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February 28, 2013

Paula is a 14 year old teenage girl, from San Juan Comalopa, Chimaltenango. She is currently in the 9th grade and hopes to continue to excel in her education; to give her and her family a better future. Her favorite subjects are Natural and Technical Sciences and Plast...

July 9, 2012

In the Spring the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund hosted the annual Guatemalan Adventure Tour. Are you interested in travelling with the Fund to learn more about what we do? This interview with 2012 visitor Mar Kaden describes her experience.

June 2, 2012

The Board of Directors of the Fund spent Saturday, May 26th at the Presentation Center in Los Gatos, CA at a Retreat led by Maggie Callaway. We spent the day getting to know each other and our ideas for the future of the Fund when Kay Sweeney, Managing Director will st...

April 23, 2012

Over 2011 ADEMI Tecpán provided trainings on Health and Nutrition to Candelaria Sut, the Women’s Development Manager, who shared what she learned with the Women of Chumanzana. These workshops covered a range of topics, including; foods that pregnant women should eat be...

April 13, 2012

Juana Tuj Mazariegos the Solola Regional Project Leader is leading the seven scholars from the Solola region though this year’s workshops “Careers in Guatemala: How to Choose One and How to Secure a Job” .

Meet the new scholars below:

Ana Karina Mazariegos Chachal plans...

March 8, 2012

It was a busy year for theMission: Guatemala Women’s Groups. During 2011 the women participated in classes, micro-finance projects, learned to sew on machines, created gardens, and learned about nutrition.

Sewing with the Mujeres Clarenses    

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March 7, 2012

On January 15, 2012 this year’s scholars began their monthly meetings. This year, we welcomed seven new scholarship recipients and a new member to the staff, Candelaria Sut. Candelaria will be developing the workshops for the monthly meetings on the topic of “Careers i...

January 29, 2012

Silvia Anabelly Chex Quiná from San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango is 21 years old. In 2010 Silvia graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Comerciales in San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango with a degree in Accounting. Through the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund Silvia retur...

January 28, 2012

In Guatemala:

•     21.7% of girls, aged 16-19 years, are living in poverty (OECD),
•     Only 42% of women are employed in paid labor (and only 40.8% in Chimaltenango),
•     15% of indigenous people are underemployed (World Bank),
•     An estimated .4...

December 14, 2011

The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund’s first scholarship went to Carmela Paz in 1993.  Now as the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund’s Scholarship Coordinator she has the amazing opportunity to help young women receive the same support that helped her realize her dreams. Below is her inspir...

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