Expanding Access to Subaward Opportunities for Guatemala’s Local Partners
Guatemala is known as the “Land of Eternal Spring” for its warm, tropical climate and the sensational beauty of its rainforests, beaches, volcanoes, agriculture, wildlife, and ancient Mayan ruins. But though the country is saturated with picturesque views and rich culture and history, Guatemala has faced daunting development challenges for decades. These include weak governance, food insecurity, unreliable water and sanitation, gender inequality, lack of economic growth, and much more. To address these challenges in Guatemala and the wider region by supporting and catalyzing local leadership, Administrator Samantha Power recently launched the five-year, $300-million Centroamérica Local initiative to empower local Central American organizations to improve security and advance opportunity.