News and Program Updates

Change Takes Root

In February, at the request of the Guatemalan Vice President Karen Herrera, ABPD Executive Director Norma Baján organized a summit with the Vice President, local


Guatemala Blooms

Recently, ABPD’s Executive Director Norma Baján and Empowerment Coordinator Virginia Cum met with Guatemalan Vice President-elect Karin Herrera and famed indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú


Paquixic, San Juan Comalapa

Paquixic is a village of 300 families, 1,500 total inhabitants, located seven kilometers north of the municipal capital of San Juan Comalapa. The area surrounding


Staff Retreat, Transition Complete!

Norma Baján, ABPD’s new Executive Director, recently took her team on a staff retreat to Panajachel, a town on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlán.


Outstanding Staff at ABPD

The first half of 2023 was filled with challenges for ALDEA’s Guatemalan partner organization ABPD as staff worked to maintain continuity with program activities while


Tonajuyú: On the Path to Clean Water

One year ago, we began partnering with families in the village of Tonajuyú. This is the first community we have worked with in the municipality


Success Stories: New Masculinities

One of the newest and most important aspects of ABPD’s integrated programming is titled New Masculinities. This program works with men to address the injustices


A Farewell to Paco Enríquez

After thirteen years of leading ABPD, ALDEA’s partner organization in Guatemala, Executive Director Paco Enríquez has stepped down from his role and is moving on