Orfany Veliz (18 years old) is one of three young female Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) Facilitators based in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. She is an alumna of the Esperanza (HOPE) Educational Project, an organization dedicated to working with youth of scarce economic resources, where she was trained as a facilitator when […]

I am young, I am a woman and I can! ...

People in our partner communities have the daily challenges of finding employment, getting an education, or building a peaceful family. Beyond this, people are also living in the presence of poverty, gang violence, natural disasters, and political uncertainty, much of which is out of their control. This regular exposure to […]

Helping Guatemalan youth recover from trauma