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Published on 19/04/2022

USAID supports 230 women in Quiché to generate business opportunities

Women´s socio-economic contributions and entrepreneurial potential remain largely unrecognized and untapped in the communities of Quiché. USAID´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) project attends to the community´s most important needs as ...

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USAID apoya a 230 mujeres en Quiché para generar oportunidades de negocio
Published on 18/04/2022

CLD encourages collaboration between the Guatemalan Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) and vulnerable communities in Quiché

Traditionally, indigenous Mayan communities, who are a majority in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, have been excluded from participating in the decision-making systems that shape their lives. Voicing the community’s ...

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CLD motiva la colaboración entre del Ministerio de Agricultura de Guatemala (MAGA) y comunidades vulnerables en Quiché
Published on 01/04/2022

USAID supports new business opportunities for macadamia farmers

Eco Alianza, a small producer MSME supported by USAID´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) project exports macadamia nuts to the European market. The company focuses on marketing organic macadamia nuts but ...

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USAID apoya nuevas oportunidades de negocio para agricultores de macadamia
Published on 01/04/2022

USAID and CLD provide new economic opportunities for hibiscus farmers

USAID´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) project is supporting hibiscus farmers in Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango to expand their business possibilities, encourage entrepreneurship, and improve their family economy. Hibiscus is widely grown in ...

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USAID brinda nuevas oportunidades económicas para agricultores de Rosa Jamaica
Published on 01/04/2022

USAID facilitates community access to clean water

Water is an essential component of human health, economic growth, food security, and environmental sustainability. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every four people in the developing ...

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USAID facilita el acceso de una comunidad al agua potable
Published on 01/04/2022

CLD links youth to development opportunities with Guatemala’s Ministry of economy

With 40% of the population ages 11 through 29[1], Guatemala has the largest youth share of the population in Latin America. The country–s youth face high levels of social and ...

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CLD vincula a jóvenes con oportunidades de desarrollo con el Ministerio de Economía de Guatemala
Published on 08/03/2022

CLD promotes initiative with the private sector to link women to their salesforce

CRS´s Private Service Provider (PSP) delivery channel, based on a fee-for-service and certification, became operational in conjunction with the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) model. To help expand the ...

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CLD promueve iniciativa con el sector privado para vincular a mujeres con su fuerza de ventas
Published on 22/02/2022

CLD Project opens call for three consultancies

“CONSULTANCY ON STRATEGIC AND COMMERCIAL PLANNING FOR RURAL MSMEs” The objective of the consultancy is to strengthen the strategic, commercial and marketing planning of MSMEs through advice on the design, ...

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Proyecto CLD abre convocatoria para tres consultorías
Published on 22/02/2022

CLD promotes collaboration with the Guatemalan Ministry of Economy to stimulate local economies

The CRS country representative, Holly Inurreta, and USAID´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) project management team recently met with authorities from the Ministry of Economy (MINECO) to present CLD´s experience in ...

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CLD promueve colaboración con el Ministerio de Economía de Guatemala para estimular las economías locales
Published on 17/02/2022

CLD supports hibiscus farmers for increased productivity

Hibiscus farming methods in communities of Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango have remained the same since the crop was introduced in colonial times to the area. The traditional cultivation system, based on low ...

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CLD apoya a agricultores de Rosa Jamaica para aumentar su productividad
Published on 10/02/2022

CLD supports actions to close the gap between small scale coffee farmers and specialty coffee markets

  To value a cup of specialty coffee, it is important to recognize the work and effort of coffee farmers like Gildardo Pérez, a small-scale producer and member of Cooperativa ...

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CLD apoya acciones para cerrar la brecha entre los pequeños productores de café y los mercados de cafés especiales
Published on 08/02/2022

CLD promotes healthy housing in rural communities

According to the World Health Organization (WHO)[1], people with dignified homes are healthier, happier, more secure, and less susceptible to respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases that are endemic to the poor. ...

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CLD promueve viviendas saludables en comunidades rurales
Published on 27/01/2022

Hive division helps farmers in journey to profitable honey production

Traditional beekeeping practices inhibit honey producers in Chajul, Quiché to reach profitable production levels. To transition from subsistence honey production, farmers need at least 40 hives to produce 2,000 pounds ...

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La división de colmenas ayuda a apicultores en su camino hacia una producción rentable de miel
Published on 26/01/2022

Rainwater harvesting, a water solution for CLD communities

Rainwater harvesting is a simple yet effective method to access water; it consists of collecting and storing rainwater from the roof of a home for later use. For families in ...

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Recolección de agua de lluvia, una solución para las comunidades de CLD
Published on 25/01/2022

CLD Community Leader Ofelia Sanchez participates in launch of Centroamérica Local to voice community’s need for inclusive participation

  USAID and CRS´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) project supports locally–led development by strengthening capacities that empower local actors to address their development challenges. CLD´s approach is vital to long-term, ...

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Ofelia Sánchez, líder comunitaria de CLD participa en el lanzamiento de Centroamérica Local para expresar la necesidad de una participación inclusiva
Published on 25/01/2022

Consultancy Accompaniment and Technical Assistance in the Implementation of Vegetable Production Projects

Catholic Relief Services-USCCB Implementer of the Communities Leading Development Project, invites teams of consultants or individual consultants, legally established in Guatemala and with demonstrable experience in the subject, to participate ...

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Consultoría Acompañamiento y Asistencia Técnica en la Implementación de Proyectos de Producción de Hortalizas
Published on 17/01/2022

Community members in La Suiza, San Marcos kick off local development projects

USAID and CRS´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project recognizes that economic development is intricately intertwined with social empowerment. The community of La Suiza, in Nuevo Progreso, San Marcos, took actions ...

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Miembros de la comunidad en La Suiza, San Marcos inician proyectos de desarrollo local
Published on 17/01/2022

Two Communities Leading Development (CLD) project consultancies

Management and Monitoring of Projects with SNIP Codes in municipalities of Quiché and Huehuetenango CLD seeks companies, teams of consultants or individual consultants;legally established in Guatemala and with demonstrable experience ...

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Convocatoria de dos consultorías proyecto CLD
Published on 10/12/2021

CLD Project facilitates collaboration between communities and Guatemalan Government

  Traditionally, indigenous Mayan communities, who are a majority in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, have been excluded from participating in the decision-making systems that shape their lives. Their voices ...

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Proyecto CLD facilita colaboración entre comunidades y Gobierno de Guatemala
Published on 30/11/2021

Outdated infrastructure caused thousands of gallons of water to be lost

Old and leaky water infrastructure in the community of San Antonio Las Nubes, Chiantla, Huehuetenango caused an estimated loss of 96 thousand gallons of water per year, yet many families ...

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Infraestructura obsoleta causaban perdidas de miles de galones de agua
Published on 26/11/2021

CLD facilitates children's safe return to school by providing COVID-19 hygiene kits

  The COVID-19 pandemic turned Guatemalan homes into classrooms after “normal” classes were suspended in March of 2020. In 2021, schools and children adapted to a hybrid model of education ...

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CLD facilita el regreso seguro de los niños a la escuela al proporcionar kits de higiene COVID-19
Published on 25/11/2021

Alianza S.A., a small-scale farmer-run macadamia company, opens new processing plant to boost economic growth and social development

    Inauguration of macadamia procesing plant in community of Nueva Alianza, El Palmar, Quetzaltenango Small-scale macadamia producers in Guatemala typically do not have access to international buyers, a market ...

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Alianza S.A., una empresa de macadamia dirigida por pequeños agricultores, abre su nueva planta de procesamiento para impulsar el crecimiento económico y el desarrollo social
Published on 16/11/2021

CLD teams up with private sector to inspire youth to uncover new possibilities in coffee business

Small holder coffee organizations served by USAID and CRS´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) project are currently struggling to make ends meet and earn a sustainable livelihood, making it difficult to ...

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CLD se asocia con el sector privado para inspirar a jóvenes a descubrir nuevas posibilidades en el negocio del café
Published on 16/11/2021

Consulting "SUPPORT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF VEGETABLE PRODUCTION PROJECTS IN CUILCO, HUEHUETENANGO"

The purpose of this award is to strengthen the family economy of 125 families in the municipality of Cuilco Huehuetenango through the establishment of vegetable production units and technical, organizational, ...

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Consultoría "ACOMPAÑAMIENTO Y ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA EN LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE PROYECTOS DE PRODUCCIÓN DE HORTALIZAS EN CUILCO, HUEHUETENANGO"
Published on 10/11/2021

Productivity and food security effects of using certified potato seeds

Potato crop is a major economic generator (due to its high value) and a food security crop for families in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. However, its productivity continues to be very low ...

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Efectos en la productividad y seguridad alimentaria mediante uso de semilla de papa certificada
Published on 20/10/2021

CLD promotes feedback mechanism for participant communities

USAID and CRS´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) project, within its framework of humanitarian action is committed to its accountability with project area communities and participants. Under the principle of protecting ...

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CLD promueve mecanismo de retroalimentación para comunidades participantes
Published on 14/10/2021

CRS signs alliances to promote sustainable agricultural technologies/practices and promote investment to improve the quality of life of vulnerable Guatemalan homes

Signing of alliance with MICOOPE and Heifer International. From left: Santiago Saavedra, Project Manager for MICOOPE; Holly Inurreta, Country Representative for CRS and Gustavo Hernandez, National Director Heifer International. Precarious ...

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CRS firma alianzas para promover tecnologías/prácticas agrícolas sostenibles y promover la inversión para mejorar la calidad de vida de hogares guatemaltecos vulnerables
Published on 12/10/2021

CLD leverages resources to invest in climate smart agricultural technologies and practices through new financial mechanism

Poor families in the Western Highlands who concentrate their activity in the agricultural sector lack collateral and are unable to meet standard loan terms. According to the Communities Leading Development ...

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CLD apalanca recursos para invertir en tecnologías y prácticas agrícolas climáticamente inteligentes a través de nuevo mecanismo financiero
Published on 14/09/2021

CRS and FundaSistemas sing cooperation agreement to strengthen agricultural value chains in the Western Highlands

USAID and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) through the Communities Leading Development (CLD) project and FUNDACIÓN FUNDASISTEMAS (FundaSistemas) recognize a common objective: to improve the quality of life of people in ...

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CRS y FundaSistemas firman acuerdo de cooperación para fortalecer cadenas de valor agrícolas en el Altiplano Occidental
Published on 06/09/2021

Entrepreneurship, an alternative for youth to stay

Over the next decade, the World Bank estimates one billion young people, in developing countries, will try to enter the job market, but less than half of them will find ...

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Emprendimiento, una alternativa para que los jóvenes se queden
Published on 20/08/2021

The CLD Project manages support for some of the most excluded populations of the Western Highlands of Guatemala

In November 2020, two category four hurricanes touched ground in Central America and in the community of Chortis, a remote village of just 40 families located at the top of ...

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El Proyecto CLD gestiona el apoyo para algunas de las poblaciones más excluidas del Altiplano Occidental de Guatemala
Published on 10/08/2021

External supervision consulting for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects

Catholic Relief Services USCCB Implementer of the Communities Leading Development project, invites companies, teams of consultants or individual consultants, legally established in Guatemala and with demonstrated experience on the subject, ...

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Consultoría de supervisión externa para proyectos de Agua Saneamiento e Higiene (WASH)
Published on 30/07/2021

CLD leads farmers to new market opportunities and business deals

Limited access to markets beyond their communities leaves farmers trapped in subsistence production systems as most producers sell only part of their production. USAID´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) project in ...

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CLD encamina a agricultores hacia nuevas oportunidades de mercado y acuerdos comerciales
Published on 15/07/2021

Safety equipment for potato farmers in alliance with FENAPAPA

Soil preparation, seed quality, crop management and the use of chemical inputs such as pesticides are all factors that help farmers increase their production and productivity. However, the use of ...

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Equipos de protección para productores de papa en alianza con FENAPAPA
Published on 15/07/2021

Consultancy - Feasibility Studies for the Rehabilitation of Water Systems of the CLD Project

Catholic Relief Services USCCB Implementer of the Communities Leading Development Project, invites companies, teams of consultants or individual consultants, legally established in Guatemala and with demonstrated experience in the matter, ...

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Consultoría - Estudios de Factibilidad para Rehabilitación de Sistemas de Agua del Proyecto CLD
Published on 12/07/2021

Consulting - Safe return to classes in Huehuetenango and Quiché

Consulting: “TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN THE EXECUTION OF THE PROJECT SAFE RETURN TO CLASSES IN THE DEPARTMENTS OF HUEHUETENANGO AND QUICHÉ” Last date to receive questions: July 15, 2021 Closing date ...

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Consultoría - Retorno seguro a clases en Huehuetenango y Quiché
Published on 09/07/2021

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AVISO IMPORTANTE
Published on 01/07/2021

Clean water for the community of Nuevo Porvenir

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diarrheal disease is a leading cause of child mortality worldwide. Water treatment with chlorine significantly reduces morbidity due to waterborne diseases; this was ...

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Agua limpia para la comunidad de Nuevo Porvenir
Published on 23/06/2021

CLD promotes environment friendly practices

Chemical use along with new technologies have allowed CLD potato farmers to produce more food at lower prices. Although these developments have many positive effects, they also demand a conscientious ...

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CLD promueve prácticas amigables con el medio ambiente
Published on 21/06/2021

"Consulting for the Development of Administrative, Accounting and Financial Capacities of COCODES and Water Commissions"

Catholic Relief Services-USCCBImplementer of the Communities Leading Development Project, invites companies, teams of consultants or individual consultants, legally established in Guatemala and with demonstrable experience in the field, to participate ...

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"Consultorías para el Desarrollo de Capacidades Administrativas, Contables y Financieras a COCODES y Comisiones de Agua"
Published on 17/06/2021

Contracting "Preparation, implementation and training of gender and youth policy in rural MSMEs"

Last date to receive questions:June 21, 2021Closing date to receive proposals:June 29, 2021 You are cordially invited to send a technical and financial proposal to Catholic Relief Services-USCCB for the ...

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Contratación "Elaboración, implementación y capacitación de política de género y juventud en MIPYMES rurales"
Published on 14/06/2021

Water for everybody

The community of Nuevas Maravillas in Sibinal, San Marcos with just over 250 villagers have longed access to their most basic need: clean water. Years without running water in their ...

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Agua para todos
Published on 14/06/2021

Young entrepreneurs overcome barriers

Little to null employment opportunities in CLD served Western Highland communities are forcing the more abundant youth populations in these areas to consider migration as a solution to the economic ...

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Jóvenes emprendedores superan barreras
Published on 27/05/2021

Improved sheep provide rural farmers better business opportunities

Sheep production is a common practice throughout the Cuchumatanes region in Huehuetenango, however traditional sheep varieties, ancestral production methods and resource limitations in rural communities like Tuilam, in the municipality ...

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Ovejas mejoradas ofrecen mejores oportunidades de negocio para agricultores rurales
Published on 27/05/2021

Catholic Relief Services signs alliances to improve the quality of life of vulnerable Guatemalan homes

The 2018 Guatemalan census shows the reality of the precarious conditions in which a large part of the rural Guatemalan population lives. In a joint effort to bring solutions, Progreso ...

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) firma alianzas para mejorar la calidad de vida de   hogares guatemaltecos vulnerables
Published on 27/05/2021

Chickpea - an alternative crop for rural families in the dry corridor by means of Public-Private Sector Alliances

High malnutrition rates, poverty and degradation of natural resources are some of the effects of the prolonged drought in the semi-arid areas of the country, known as the dry corridor.  ...

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Garbanzo – una alternativa de cultivo para familias rurales en el corredor seco a través de alianzas con el sector público-privado
Published on 27/05/2021

Women entrepreneurship

The economic empowerment of women is a central objective of CRS and USAID´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project. CLD recognizes the potential of the female entrepreneurial force, as well as ...

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Emprendimiento femenino
Published on 17/05/2021

Contracting "Organizational strengthening consultancies to MSMEs served by CLD"

Access Terms of Reference here (Spanish Only): TDRs Fortalecimiento a MIPYMES

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Contratación "Consultorías de fortalecimiento organizacional a MIPYMES atendidas por CLD"
Published on 28/04/2021

Contracting "Transfer of Community Development Plans"

Access Terms of Reference here (Spanish Only): TdR_Transferencia de PdC_ CLD versión final

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Contratación "Transferencia de Planes de Desarrollo Comunitario"
Published on 12/04/2021

Contracting - "Services to coffee cooperatives for coffee tasters trainings"

Access Terms of Reference here (Spanish Only): TdR – Formacion de Catadores MIPYMES

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Contratación -  "Servicio a cooperativas de café en capacitación para formación de catadores"
Published on 05/03/2021

Western Highland Communities use Community Development Plans to catalyze change

Mayan communities in Guatemala´s Western Highlands have been excluded in decision making systems that shape their path. USAID´s Communities Leading Development Project (CLD), through an inclusive and participatory approach, supported ...

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Comunidades del Altiplano Occidental utilizan Planes de Desarrollo Comunitario para impulsar cambios
Published on 01/02/2021

CLD coordinates donation to strengthen municipal governments´ efforts in reducing food insecurity during the COVID-19 emergency

Guatemala has the sixth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world, and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to data from the United States Agency for ...

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CLD coordina donación para fortalecer los esfuerzos de los gobiernos municipales en la reducción de la inseguridad alimentaria
Published on 01/02/2021

Young entrepreneurs empowered and baking their way to a better living

Saudi, 20, and Luis, 18, with support from CRS´s Communities Leading Development (CLD) partner Caritas San Marcos, and in coordination with the Technical Institute of Training and Productivity (INTECAP), completed ...

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Jóvenes emprendedores empoderados y horneando hacia a una vida mejor
Published on 01/02/2021

Not without water

When people think of improving education, they usually think about hiring better teachers, increasing funding, and buying new school supplies. However, for the community of Nicajá, in the municipality of ...

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No sin agua
Published on 22/01/2021

CLD captures leverage to offer respite to families during COVID-19

The pandemic has strongly impacted families´ livelihoods, and without stable sources of income the damage the virus will create is uncertain. What is sure is that people will not survive ...

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CLD captura apalancamiento para ofrecer alivio a familias durante COVID-19
Published on 22/01/2021

CLD helps community respond to water need during COVID-19 emergency

Washing hands with soap and water is the single most efficient measure against COVID-19, but in Guatemala 40 % of the population does not have access to clean water in ...

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CLD ayuda a comunidad a responder a la necesidad de agua durante la emergencia del COVID-19
Published on 18/12/2020

CLD supports economic growth and social development by connecting macadamia farmers with impact investment funds

The macadamia market in Guatemala is dominated by three large buyers and exporters; these companies control pricing because of their unique access to international buyers. Small-scale producers do not have ...

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CLD apoya el crecimiento económico y el desarrollo social conectando a agricultores de macadamia con fondos de inversión de impacto
Published on 18/12/2020

CLD taking actions to support 230 potato farmers’ livelihoods amidst the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has moved the Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project to adapt distribution procedures and include COVID-19 spread prevention measures to deliver over 37,450 pounds of potato seeds to ...

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CLD toma medidas para apoyar a 230 agricultores de papa en medio de la pandemia
Published on 18/12/2020

CRS-USCCB and Agropecuaria Popoyán S.A. sign a Memorandum of Understanding to benefit CLD communities

Paul Townsend, Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS-USCCB), and Germán González, Chief of Party for PRO-INNOVA Agropecuaria Popoyán S.A., signed a  Memorandum ...

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CRS-USCCB y Agropecuaria Popoyán S.A. firman un Memorándum de Entendimiento para beneficiar a comunidades de CLD
Published on 18/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project connects communities and resources during COVID-19 pandemic

At the heart of the CLD project is cultivating, connecting and working with alliances to mobilize resources that enable communities to respond to their own priorities. Through these efforts and ...

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El Proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) conecta a comunidades y recursos durante la pandemia COVID-19
Published on 18/12/2020

CRS-USCCB and Helvetas of Guatemala sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to benefit CLD communities

Paul Townsend, Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS-USCCB), and Henk-Jan Gerard, Country Director for Helvetas Guatemala, recently signed a MoU to benefit ...

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CRS-USCCB y Helvetas de Guatemala firman Memorándum de Entendimiento (MoU)para beneficiar a comunidades de CLD
Published on 18/12/2020

CRS/CLD and US-based Coffee Buyer, Intelligentsia Coffee, Inc., sign Memorandum of Understanding

Representatives of Catholic Relief Services, through its Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Intelligentsia Coffee, Inc. to support smallholder coffee farmers in the Western ...

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CRS/CLD y comprador de café basado en Estados Unidos, Intelligentsia Coffee, Inc., firman Memorándum de Entendimiento
Published on 17/12/2020

Supporting coffee producers to strengthen their entrepreneurship capacities to explore new business models

CLD´s inclusive value chain strategy strengthens 20 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ (MSMEs) capacities based on an integrated, participatory assessment that evaluates MSMEs’ structure, functionality, organizational processes, strategic orientation, business ...

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Apoyo a productores de café para fortalecer sus capacidades de emprendimiento para explorar nuevos modelos de negocio
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project promotes long-term development by positioning Private Service Providers (PSP)

With the support of local partner ADIPO in Huehuetenango, CLD recently organized a positioning event for Rosalia Sales, a Private Service Provider (PSP), so that she could introduce herself and ...

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El Proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) promueve el desarrollo a largo plazo mediante el posicionamiento de proveedoress de servicios privados (PSP)
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project trains Agricultural Private Service Providers (Paravet) on basic veterinary and agricultural services for families

CLD recently kicked-off a three-month training plan for 26 community leaders from Quetzaltenango, Totonicapán, Huehuetenango, and Quiché, who volunteered to learn about the Paravet model and put it into practice ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) capacita a promotores pecuarios (PARAVETS) para brindar servicios veterinarios básicos a familias
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project provides business development training for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), through its CLD project kicked off a six-month training process with a workshop on investment and business acceleration and professionalization. The training is aimed for agricultural ...

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El Proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) ofrece capacitación para el desarrollo empresarial a micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MIPYMES)
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project strengthens COCODE institutional capacities

With support from local partner Caritas San Marcos, CLD recently delivered basic equipment kits to Community Development Councils (COCODEs) in seven communities in the municipality of Sibinal, San Marcos that ...

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El Proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) fortalece las capacidades institucionales de COCODEs
Published on 17/12/2020

Eight communities empowered to seek leveraged resources to address water needs

Through a participatory community project development process, the Communities Leading Development (CLD) project completed a feasibility study for domestic rainwater catchment projects in eight communities in Totonicapán, Huehuetenango and Quiche, ...

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Ocho comunidades empoderadas para buscar recursos apalancados para abordar necesidades de agua
Published on 17/12/2020

CLD and private sector build local coffee farmers’ skills and market linkages

In partnership with the specialty coffee company Intelligentsia, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), through its Communities Leading Development (CLD) project, invited Guatemalan coffee producers to participate in the Extraordinary Coffee Workshop ...

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CLD y el sector privado desarrollan habilidades y vínculos de mercado de caficultores   locales
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project trains community leaders in community management, bringing positive change to communities

Joselito Merida, the recently elected president of the Community Development Council (COCODE) in Santa Rita, in the municipality of San José El Rodeo, San Marcos, is confident that the skills ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) capacita a participantes para traer cambios positivos a las comunidades
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project leverages municipal resources to rehabilitate water systems

CLD and the municipality of Chiantla, in the department of Huehuetenango, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to invest in the access, improvement and rehabilitation of water systems in the ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) apalanca recursos municipales para rehabilitar sistemas de agua
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project provides inclusive vocational training for youth

Elder López and Evelin Sales, from CLD participant communities, were able to access non-traditional education opportunities through CLD´s technical training programs. The trainings provide educational opportunities that accommodate and fairly ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) brinda formación vocacional inclusiva para los jóvenes
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project incorporates value chain approach

CLD´s value chain team recently trained 19 field technicians in the use of tools for designing value chain programs and establishing business models in communities served by the project. In ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) incorpora enfoque de cadenas de valor
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project promotes fair trade at the Latin American Impact Investment Forum (FLII)

CLD recently participated in the annual FLII, a meeting of reference in the Latin American region, specialized in strengthening the social entrepreneurship and impact investment ecosystem. CLD used the forum ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) promueve el comercio justo en el Foro Latinoamericano de Inversiones de Impacto (FLII)
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project builds improved stoves

The CLD project, together with implementing partners ADIPO Quiche and Caritas San Marcos, recently built three improved stoves in the communities of Xetzac, in the municipality of Cunen, Quiche; Tibancuche, ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) construye estufas mejoradas
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project fosters sustainable family economies in vulnerable communities

The CLD approach is built on a development hypothesis that economic development is intricately intertwined with social empowerment and change. CLD promotes community-led development with market-driven economic growth, employing inclusive ...

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El Proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) fomenta economías familiares sostenibles en comunidades vulnerables
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project empowers community to improve their water service management

CLD has worked with the community of El Tizate in the municipality of San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango for over two years to mobilize and empower them to lead their own ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) empodera a comunidad para mejorar la gestión de su servicio de agua
Published on 17/12/2020

Women defend their right to participate in Community Development Councils (COCODE)

Full participation of vulnerable groups often excluded from local decision making, including persons with disabilities, indigenous persons, youth and women will present challenges, but are essential for reaching CLD´s goal ...

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Las mujeres defienden su derecho a participar en el Consejo Comunitario de Desarrollo (COCODE)
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project facilitates sustainable access to microfinance services

In June 2019 Pablo Chivalán was certified as a Private Service Provider (PSP) as a result of CLD´s strategy to promote sustainable access to microfinance services; Pablo ratified his commitment ...

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El Proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) facilita el acceso sostenible a los servicios de microfinanzas
Published on 17/12/2020

Families with Dignity groups help men to be better husbands and parents

CLD´s Families with Dignity groups are responsive to the strategic actions outlined in the Community Development Plans (CDPs) related to the need for values-based psychosocial support for families, improved inter-generational ...

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Los grupos de Familias Dignas ayuda a hombres a ser mejores esposos y padres
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) Project encourages and strengthens women´s participation in community leadership

The CLD Project is raising awareness among Community Development Council (COCCODE) members and the general community about the importance of representative participation in COCODEs, including positions with decision making roles. ...

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El proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) fomenta y fortalece la participación de las mujeres en el liderazgo comunitario
Published on 17/12/2020

Savings and Internal Lending Community (SILC) group generates capital to improve infrastructure for honey and rose production

The SILC methodology is a holistic, savings-led microfinance approach that provides vulnerable households with the structure to save and borrow to increase their income, which is promoted by Catholic Relief ...

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Grupo de Auto Ahorro y Préstamo (GAAP) genera capital para mejorar infraestructura para la producción de miel y rosas
Published on 17/12/2020

Communities Leading Development (CLD) project household survey reveals migration dynamics and the need to prioritize productive initiatives with participant communities

CLD conducted 4,657 surveys in 200 communities in five departments of the Western Highlands from April to November 2018, which produced results that increase our understanding of migration dynamics in ...

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Encuesta a hogares del Proyecto Comunidades Liderando su Desarrollo (CLD) revela la dinámica migratoria y la necesidad de priorizar las iniciativas productivas con   comunidades participantes
Published on 28/03/2019

CLD strengthens fair and equitable relationships in the family

CRS’ Families with Dignity methodology implemented in the Communities Leading Development Project is strengthening equitable interpersonal relationships in communities of Guatemala’s Western Highlands. This global methodology promotes inclusion, participation, and ...

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CLD fortalece las relaciones justas y equitativas en la familia
Published on 28/03/2019

CLD promotes saving habits between project participants

In 2018, the Communities Leading Development Project has promoted the creation of 43 community-level Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) groups in the five departments where the project is implemented. ...

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CLD promueve hábitos de ahorro entre los participantes del proyecto
Published on 28/03/2019

Communities approve 120 participatory community-development plans

Communities Leading Development (CLD) supports the empowerment of 200 communities and the design of their development agendas. Communities create their own Community Development Plans (CDP) through a participatory process that ...

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Comunidades aprueban 120 planes de desarrollo comunitario participativo
Published on 28/03/2019

Promoting Communities Leading Development Project among high impact investors

The Communities Leading Development Project (CLD), proactively involved a community of investors in the Latin American Forum on Investment for Impact (FLII, in Spanish) conducted from November 8th to 9th, ...

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Promoviendo Comunidades Liderando el Desarrollo con inversionistas de impacto