Monthly Archives: September 2011

Faces of the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund: María Delfina Sotz Catú

María Delfina Sotz Catú Age: 21 years old Education: Business Secretary and Nursing Assistant María Delfina Sotz Catú works as a nurse in one of the state’s largest hospitals, which serves people from all over the region, many with illnesses … Continue reading

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Providing opportunities for young indigenous Guatemalan women to improve their communication skills

Guatemala has 23 officially recognized regional languages. While Spanish is the country’s official language, Spanish is a second language for many indigenous Guatemalans. Often the only time many of the indigenous young women speak or write Spanish is at school. … Continue reading

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Literacy Rates in Guatemala

According to Minority Rights Group International, in urban areas, 55% of urban indigenous women are literate. In rural areas, literacy rates are even lower with only 35% of indigenous women literate. Given the low income levels in rural indigenous communities, … Continue reading

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Faces of the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund: Juana Alicia Catú Sajcabún

Juana Alicia Catú Sajcabún Education: Primary Eduation Teacher Alicia Catú studied English, which she viewed as important for her education and to her career. Today, she works as a receptionist in a private hospital inGuatemala City. She enjoys interacting with … Continue reading

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