SHARE began implementing Social Development Programs in Guatemala in 1987 under the principle of sharing, promoting resilience from individuals to their communities.
In its early days, SHARE developed Rural Infrastructure and Food for Work projects, Mother-Child Project, National Resource Preservation and Collective Funds (loans for women), in the surroundings of the Department of Guatemala with the support of USAID, World SHARE and the World Bank.
SHARE implemented the USAID-sponsored Integrated Rural Development Program supported by the Government of Guatemala in Departments of the "Dry Corridor". Its components were: Family Health and Nutrition. Improved Management of Family Resources and Strengthening of Community Organization.
It also implemented the Post Mitch project in the Department of El Progreso in response to the natural disaster emergency with the support of USAID's Office of Disasters.
With the vision of contributing to sustainable development through financial solutions, inspiring people to achieve their dreams, SHARE inició su Programa de Desarrollo Empresarial en 2001. Programa que se sigue implementando con mucho éxito hasta el día de hoy, a través de los Créditos que Transforman Vidas de SHARE.
Furthermore, SHARE developed a new phase of the Rural Development Program with the components: Improved Family Health and Nutrition, Improved Family Income Generation, Strengthening Local Power, and Food for Work, with the support of USAID and local organizations.
At the same time, they created a pilot program of Support to Education, with the support of USDA, which would later be massively distributed to more than 1,000 schools.
They also developed a Humanitarian Response project focused on Food Security aimed at victims of the natural disaster caused by the storm STAN with the support of USAID, OFDA and FCI.
After the successful work of the previous programs, SHARE developed the Food Security Program - SAM [by its Spanish acronym], with the components: Nutrition and Health, Production and Infrastructure with the support of USAID in 5 Departments of the country. Simultaneously, they expanded the Education Support Program with the support of USDA for 12 consecutive years, thus improving the education system, which was later included in the policies of the annual programming of MINEDUC and CNB.
Developed the Municipal Capacity Building Project for Risk Management, with the support of OFDA, in Tecpán, Chimaltenango.
Furthermore, they developed the Emergency project to support families affected by the drought in Jutiapa, Huehuetenango and Chimaltenango. It provided support to victims of the storm Agatha, in the area of Chimaltenango.
SHARE continued the Food Security Program, with the components: Nutrition and Health, Production and Infrastructure with the support of USAID supporting rural families in 3 Departments of the country.
In 2014 the Education Support Program concluded with the support of USDA and local organizations, being recognized nationally for the successful trajectory with the participation of 947 primary schools in 9 Departments of the country, with an equal number of strengthened school councils, improving the nutrition and education of more than 132,167 children and supporting 5,580 teachers with educational resources that are currently used, strengthening teaching capacities, as well as 36 projects to improve school water systems, 41 projects to improve school kitchens, 40 reading corners in rural schools in the country.
SHARE, also initiated the Municipal Risk Management Capacity Building Project, with the support of OFDA, in Tecpán, Chimaltenango. Furthermore, they developed the Emergency project to support families affected by the drought in Jutiapa, Huehuetenango and Chimaltenango. It provided support to victims of the storm Agatha, in the area of Chimaltenango, together with local organizations.
As of December 31, 2014, the Loans Transforming Lives were granted to more than 18,728 rural entrepreneurs (about $14 million).
Up to this point, SHARE would have achieved interesting results in the areas of access to Loan, basic services such as education, and needs such as comprehensive food security of rural families, which in Guatemala had traditionally been excluded from these basic components of human development.
SHARE, has preserved the culture of learning in the organization, promoting social investment with high impact, reflected in positive evaluations of the effects achieved on its target population.
The strengthening of local municipal capacities for risk management continued through the initiative Project for Strengthening Municipal and Community Capacities for Risk Management and Gender Inclusion from 2014 to 2018 with the support of USAID OFDA and SE CONRED, directly benefiting vulnerable populations in disadvantaged social contexts in the departments of Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, Escuintla, Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Zacapa and Alta Verapaz.
Is leading the development of USAID's Feed the Future Corn Post-Harvest Loss Reduction Innovation Laboratory in the country, led by Kansas State University, leveraging innovative thinking that enabled the development of different capacity building strategies in over 300 small-scale farmers and their families, the development of gender-sensitive trainers' manuals, adaptation of relevant technologies and the implementation of different strategies for the distribution of information with a gender perspective to local and national actors, along with technical training for students from different local university centers (USAC, CUNOROC), government agronomy promoters (MAGA,VIDER) adding up to more than 1,000 participants. More information on the website: https://www.k-state.edu/phl/
Más información en el sitio web: https://www.k-state.edu/phl/
SHARE SHARE reached more than 34 thousand comprehensive microfinance clients by the end of December 31, 2019, through a microfinance plus* model focused on reducing the social inequality gap of rural financial exclusion and the lack of access to education through School Scholarships for Girls and Boys in a sustainable way, undertaking important efforts to reduce poverty by supporting annually more than 18 thousand people living below the poverty line. *More information about the model on the website: https://wiconnect.iadb.org/osc/share-guatemala/
*Más información del modelo en el sitio web: https://wiconnect.iadb.org/osc/share-guatemala/