All blogs tagged with Guatemala


The Toxic Intersection of Violence Against Women in the Northern Triangle and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Immigration Policies

Tamar Ziff ˙ ˙ Voces

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol / Flickr / Public Domain
 “There is a broad underestimation [by US immigration court judges] of how dangerous the situation on the ground is in Central America. Most people… live in a constant culture of violence. For example, most of my teenage clients have witnessed someone being murdered on the streets, and this is the…Read more +

Promoting Financial Inclusion in Guatemala Through Private Sector Partnerships

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. Financial inclusion is key for promoting economic development in Guatemala. Simply stated, the more people that are empowered to use financial products and services,[1]…Read more +

Remittances, Financial Education and Economic Development 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. For the many Guatemalan families that receive remittances, the extra money coming in helps increase disposable income and makes it easier to save money.…Read more +

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 +

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 +

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 +

Partnerships for 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. In an increasingly globalized and technologically connected world, migrants have a number of ways to stay connected with their home country, both socially and…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 +

Promoting Financial Access among Youth 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. The path to financial independence begins with proper savings habits. Therefore, the Financial Educators of the Opportunities for My Community project have made…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 +

Opportunities for Development in Guatemala: A study on the nostalgic trade

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, Julia Yansura ˙ ˙ Opportunities for My Community

Inter-American Dialogue
Migrants often purchase products from their country of origin such as food, clothing or handicrafts, a practice which is known as the “nostalgic trade.”  To better understand this practice, the project surveyed 380 Guatemalans in the United States and visited more than 40 stores that offer Guatemalan nostalgic products. The…Read more +

From Financial Educator to Branch Manager

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙ Opportunities for My Community

Cooperativa San Pedro (MICOOPE), Agencia Santa Cruz Barillas
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.   Jessica Noriega first joined the Opportunities for My Community project as a financial educator. Her work was to provide financial education at Cooperative…Read more +

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