FUNDAP builds its actions based
in the motto “Development with Dignity”, in which
involves respect for the
human being, its culture and traditions; participating actively in its
against poverty, concentrating its performance currently in the rural
the southwest of Guatemala. It covers the department of Quetzaltenango,
Marcos, Huehuetenango, Sololá, Totonicapán,
Retalhuleu, Suchitepéquez, Chimaltenango,
Quiché and Escuintla. Its central offices are located in
Quetzaltenango city. Besides
it also has 40 branch offices in the area that it covers.
During its more tan 25 years of existence has
been successful directing
its actions and prove its development models, thanks to its receptivity
cooperation of its beneficiaries; joined with the commitment of its
Currently it employs more than 400 collaborators with the support of
30 national and international organizations which have entrusted on it.
In order to get an idea of the
Foundation’s work coverage here are some
of its statistics: during the year 2000 were supported 38,652
the year 2001 were supported 43,768; in the year 2002, 59,609; in the
2003, 48,292; un the year 2004, 107,724; in the year 2005, 128,378 and
year 2006, 140,375
Currently FUNDAP’s range of execution
is the southwest and portion of
the north central part of the country, with diverse programs such as:
enterprise, women and work, education, handcrafts, land-and-cattle
infrastructure, health and environment. This support tries to
family economy, generate and strengthen employment, and the
the country, under the entrepreneurial approach that seeks
the actions that it starts.
The history of FUNDAP’s
main programs can be told in the following form: (FODESA) Program to
and develop handcrafts antecedents trace back to the year 1986 with the
execution of the project Momostenango.
The program of attention to
Micro and small business (PROSEM) was started in 1988, and it is
the support to micro and small business.
The program of environmental development
(PRODAM), started in 1991, with
the project forest management, with experience since 1986 with the
The program land-and-cattle farm promotion and
development (FOMAGRO) was
started in 1992; with antecedents since 1986 with the project
The Education Program (PEVI), started in 1992,
with integral centers for
literacy for children over aged, as an alternative of training in
the rural area.
The program women and work;
which gives economical support to women from the rural area along with
and advice. It started in 1993 as a project of the program FUNDAP PEVI,
becoming what it is today since the year 2000.
The program integral health (PROISA) started
its execution in the year
Finally, since 2003, it was
started the program touristic development (PROTUR)