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Conamgua is helping Indigenous Women to create Micro companies

March 25, 2010

By: Ligia María

Translated from Spanish; original version below.

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Versión original en Español, abajo

Guatemala January 28th, 2010. The National Advise of Women of Guatemala (Conamgua) is integrated for Guatemalan professionals and businesswomen whom help to promote the economic and social developing of indigenous women, generating programs of training and formation in business studies, as a source of economics entries in the handmade, agricultural, and other areas.

In 2006 Conamgua and the General Direction of Extra School Education (DIGEEX) created a “Methodological manual”, but, will be later this year when the manual gets delivered.  This manual provides the necessary tools to women in order to create their own Micro Company.

Currently Conagua is working in many regions of the country of Guatemala, like: Santo Tomás Milpas Altas, San Lorenzo ElCubo, San José La Rinconada, all those regions belong to Sacatepéquez, they are working too in the region of Cobán, Tactic in Alta Verapaz, Jutiapa, Quiché, Totonicapán, Chimaltenango , Quetzaltenango and others.

They give courses like baking, cut and dressmaking, paintwork and handmade. In that way indigenous women become economically independent, because they can sell their products and get economic entries.

This organization of volunteer women, integrated for 1,200 capacitated women, is a nonprofit organization. They get economic entries through events like bingos, celebrated every year in the Spanish Center.

The lady Marina Alejos de Alvarado is in charge of the rural projection, she said, “We make the gestations to get economic resources to implement projects of cooperation to the financial developing of the communities”.

Conamgua brinda apoyo a las mujeres indígenas para la creación de microempresas


Spanish version. Versión en Español.


El Consejo Nacional de Mujeres de Guatemala (Conamgua) está integrado por mujeres guatemaltecas empresarias y profesionales que ayudan a promover el desarrollo económico y social de las mujeres indígenas, con la generación de programas de capacitación y formación empresarial, para la fuente de ingresos en el área artesanal, agrícola, etc.

Puede encontrar esta noticia en español en el siguiente link:

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