All blogs Written by Keshia Madrigal


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 +

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 +

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 +
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