This incredible organization based in Parramos (just outside of Antigua), provides university scholarships for impoverished Maya youth, especially from rural areas. Very few of these students are able to obtain a higher education in their communities. Scholarships pay for tuition, room and board. Access to higher education brings choice into the lives of young women and the opportunity to be social change agents in their country’s growth and economic development. In 2019, PROGRESA provided scholarships to 84 Guatemalan youth who, as a condition of their funding, perform community service in their villages each year. Miguel Costop, Executive Director, is a former recipient of a PROGRESA university scholarship.
WITH YOUR HELP
ELIZABETH IS THE FIRST IN HER FAMILY TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY
"My major is Agronomy Engineering; in particular I study systems of agricultural production at the Universidad de San Carlos of Guatemala."
"My siblings work in the informal sector since they only have elementary school educations. My mother has worked as a babysitter. As a family, we always try as best we can to improve our lives. I am active in my community and participate in a leadership group, where we offer workshops called Alternatives to Violence."
Our operating costs are covered and we take no salaries, so all your money goes to the programs.