We Effect supports farmer organizations and cooperatives that enable small-holder agricultural diversification to reduce poverty and vulnerability to crop failure and a loss of earning; achieving gender equality in cooperatives is primordial, for example, via lobbying to change laws so that women can more easily become members in cooperatives. The housing cooperative model allows members to construct their homes through mutual support and collective construction and ownership.

Rosa Can y Floridalma Yat, Aproba Sank. Foto: Claudio Vásquez Bianchi

We also partner with small holder farmer and indigenous peoples’ social organizations that are raising awareness about environmental degradation and land right. In Guatemala, We Effect works on the principle of fair resource allocation, ensuring that at least half of our aid targets women. As of January 1, 2015, We Effect’s Regional Office in Latin America has been located in Guatemala.