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It takes a village, and more: A development project for young women in Guatemala

Young women in a tree nursery in Guatemala, part of a development project run by Community Cloud Fund Conservation

Guest post by Dr. Dawn Bowen, Professor of Geography at the University of Mary Washington. Young women in a tree nursery in Guatemala, part of a development project run by Community Cloud Forest Conservation In January, I traveled to Guatemala to interview young Maya women who had received scholarships so continue their secondary education.  An organization, Community Cloud Forest Conservation (CCFC) run by Rob and Tara Cahill and several Guatemalans, began providing small scholarships for young women, aged 13-24, about seven years ago.  Its goal was to accomplish two things: 1) educate young women, thus producing better educated mothers who would raise healthier, fewer, and better educated children, as well as providing them the opportunity to become teachers or nurses, or any other occupation...

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