Agriculture is a main economic driver for the Guatemalan economy, providing thousands of jobs. One of Guatemala’s main exports is coffee, which it provides a lot of to the US. The country has a large indigenous population (about 40%). Indigenous populations face a high poverty rate, and only 1 in 10 indigenous women participate in the formal economy. Women in general in Guatemala face many challenges, facing a lack of economic independence and violence. Only 28% of women have access to financial markets. Another problem that plagues the people of Guatemala is the high rate of malnutrition. All of these factors combined are reasons why WCCN is working with our partners to help improve the livelihoods of women and indigenous populations in Guatemala.