ADES, with help from organizing bodies in Santa Marta and y La Maraña, continue supporting the development of women leaders in rural communities.

In this workshop, which is part of a training series on gender, women learned how to make their own sanitary napkins, as a way to care for the environment.

The women shared that it is important to strengthen their relationship with the environment in a more positive way, since it is they who will be directly affected if it is destroyed.

Organized women in Santa Marta and La Maraña are participating in a training series on gender put together by ADES. The educational process seeks to empower female leaders so that they themselves are the protagonists of their own transformation.

Communities and the municipality of Mataquescuintla in the Jalapa department of Guatemala, presented an award to Vidalina Morales for ADES’s struggle against metallic mining exploration in Cabañas.

ADES coordina, por tercer año consecutivo, las Caravas de la Risa.

Santa Marta, in Victoria, Cabañas presented its organizing history in the book “Where the Torogoz Nests.” The material systematizes the organizing experience and consciousness raising in the community from the period of 1975-1992.


Community Organizing and Accompaniment Program
The Community Accompaniment Program is fundamental to our direct work with communities seeking to improve their lives.
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Sustainable Agriculture

The Sustainable Agriculture Program facilitates trainings and the application of organic agriculture techniques, gradually advancing...
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Water Resources Management Program

Using a watershed management and planning approach, ADES’ Water Resources Management Program accompanies communities in the following processes...
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