Many women are victims of domestic violence. They grow up in abusive homes being physically and sexually abused from childhood. In their teenage years they ‘escape’ from violence in the home and end up in an abusive and often violent relationship where they are totally controlled.
There is no government support for such women. They are the sole providers for their children as the vast majority of men are alcoholics. Any money the men earn goes on alcohol.
“To be born as an indigenous female is the lowest gender group in Guatemala, lower even than the street dogs.”
Mission Guatemala is the ONLY source of help for these women. We provide housing, food, cooking gas, medicines, furniture etc. and LOVE.