For more than fifty years, ALDEA (Advancing Local Development for Empowerment and Action) has been committed to empowering rural communities in Guatemala to solve challenging local development problems. We promote full community participation in increasing access to water and sanitation, improving childhood nutrition and family well-being, and ensuring that women, men, girls and boys find effective and energizing ways to work together to shepherd their communities toward a healthy, productive future.
ALDEA is a small US-based non-profit that provides the financial and program support to our sister organization, Asociación BPD, which implements community-based programs in Guatemala. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery about community engagement, ALDEA and ABPD are driving program excellence and improving the well-being of rural families. In the United States, ALDEA employs two multi-talented professionals who work closely together to oversee the administration of the organization as well as develop and implement donor driven fundraising strategies to a variety of donor markets. In Guatemala, ABPD has a staff of twelve and works in approximately fifteen villages per year.