Alleviating Poverty: Land Conflict in Guatemala. Laura Cash David Lefebvre Jason Liu Shelina Merchant Julie Vaeth. Be the change. Agenda. Root cause of Guatemalan poverty: Land Mercy Corps overview Integrated approach to resolving land conflict Financing and efficiency
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Be the change
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
Enable community-led and market-driven recovery
Discover social innovations
3. Inspire others to engage in global challenges
Projects in Guatemala
Strategy in Action in Guatemala
“The process was just because it defended our dignity as a people.”
“Rather than viewing the poor primarily as consumers, an alternative approach is to focus on the poor as producers and to emphasize buying from the poor. The only way to alleviate poverty is to raise the real income of the poor.”
Little knowledge sharing and low returns on goods
Low value added products
Greater knowledge sharing
Access to new, larger markets
High value added products that are in demand
Sustainable income for generations
Mercy Corps receives $1 in funds.
Every $1 raised can provide $20.89 in food and other critical supplies
Be the change