The Mothers’ Club is a women’s empowerment group that provides encouragement through weekly classes to over 500 Guatemalan women. Members of the Mother’s Club learn about everything from nutrition, health and wellness to self-esteem, spirituality and human rights. Mothers’ Club attendance is the ticket to collecting fresh produce in the Dreamer Center’s Friday food distribution. For many women, this opportunity to learn, laugh and play together is their only break from the male-centered machismo culture that engulfs the rest of their lives.
The Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, and Missing Persons (ITEMP) works to prevent, rescue and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking, most of which are vulnerable women and girls. It provides them with safe housing, medical and psychological aid, social and legal assistance, as well as with access to education.
To purchase a gift for the women in Guatemala, go to http://www.gcpstore.com/guatemala.