All blogs tagged with Development


Summer School: Responding to Local Needs

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Education plays a fundamental role in human capital, helping to develop the productive skills and abilities that create economic value for individuals and societies.…Read more +

Partnerships for Development

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. The Opportunities for My Community project promotes development in Guatemala by linking remittances with development, formalizing savings and investing in education in order to…Read more +

Engaging Diverse Stakeholders in Support of Education in Guatemala

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Education is crucial for economic development. However, according to data from the Guatemalan Ministry of Education, less than half of primary and secondary school…Read more +

Remittances for Development: Engaging the Diaspora with Social Projects in Guatemala

Paulina Ortega ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Family remittances have great potential to reduce poverty and foster development.[1] For Guatemalans, remittances are an important source of income. With more than one…Read more +

Replicable Models for High-Quality Extracurricular Education

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Guatemala’s development has been constrained by low economic performance due to a largely informal economy and an unskilled labor force. In turn, low levels…Read more +

Engaging the Private Sector in Guatemala’s Development

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. In Guatemala, remittances are an important source of income. In fact, the total stock of remittances reached $USD 8.192 billion in 2017, which…Read more +

Access to Credit in Guatemala

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Founded in 1966, La Encarnación Cooperative Credit Union has contributed to the financial inclusion and economic development of its community for over 50…Read more +

Presentación de resultados del proyecto Oportunidades para mi Comunidad

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

  La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y el Diálogo Interamericano presentaron en un evento privado, los resultados de su proyecto Oportunidades para mi Comunidad, el cual, fue implementado durante los últimos tres años con el objetivo de fortalecer el capital económico y humano de…Read more +

Informing and Transforming: Promoting Financial Education in Guatemala

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙ Opportunities for My Community

Financial education has proven to be an efficient tool for systematically and effectively building assets in a society (OECD, 2005). One of the components of the Opportunities for My Community project consists of providing financial education to over 120,000 people in Guatemala.  Our financial education project consists of a successful and innovative…Read more +

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