IXCHEL A Women's Development Center

The BioEsfera Project, March 10-19, 1995
The Rice School/La Escuela Rice

What is IXCHEL S.C.?

Ixchel is a non-profit organization, founded in Guatemala. Our members are women and children from rural communities. Its purpose is to have members participate at an individual level as self starters. To devel op a sense of our identities, with mutual respect for our differences, within a multicultural and multiethnic framework, which puts a high value on our culture and develops ethics for the apropriate care and management of renewable and sustainable natural resources.

IXCHEL S.C. develops a space for the construction, growth, maturation and enrichment of life.

IXCHEL's objectives

HOW DOES IXCHEL WORK?

Development of the Posada Granja components:

a)AGROECOLOGY:

b)CULTURE

c) LOCAL SUSTAINABLE RURAL ECONOMY

d) CULTURALLY BASED ECOTOURISM

e)VOLUNTEER WORK AT IXCHEL S.C.

f)HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT IXCHEL S.C.

IXCHEL S.C. is located in the caserío Nueva San José, in the department of Petén, Guatemala. All volunteers are welcome.

If you are interested in collaborating and supporting IXCHEL S.C. in its conservation efforts for the fauna and flora of Guatemala, the Mayan Culture and in working with women and children, please contact us by phone at the community center (# 011-502-50 8-135) or by writing to:

IXCHEL S.C.
caserío Nueva San José
Municipio de San José
Petén, GUATEMALA
CENTRAL AMERICA

Feedback

Your comments, corrections, and suggestions on the computer materials are always welcomed. Please send electronic mail to:

Carlos R. Solís solis@rice.edu

url="http://www.rice.edu/~solis/bioesfera/bioesfera.home.html"

last updated on June 30 1995 by CRS