My experience with HSP is a few years back now ... I felt like we were doing real work providing housing for war widows and their families. For anyone who is dedicated to service and wishes to see real people who are coming together to do relief and social justice the Highland Support Project is a class act! They've been around I'm guessing almost 20 years now providing housing, job skills training, immunizations and health screening. They provide supplies at reasonable prices to indigenous craftsmen and artisans... as well as supporting a market for their goods. They are dedicated to outreach and education about community, poverty, and how to cooperatively find solutions. I am always willing to give my time and resources to a fine organization such as this.
While working as a staff member for another Guatemalan NGO in Quetzaltenango, I had the pleasure of witness the Highland Support Project and AMA's inspiring work. Their emphasis on women's empowerment, their focus on working to break down dependence, and their longterm commitment to specific communities provides an excellent model for grassroots development and empowerment. HSP/AMA has a commitment to ethical practice that is rarely witnessed in the development field and has made a significant impact in the 20 years they have worked in the Guatemalan Highlands. I always readily use their organization as an example of Best Practice in grassroots development. Keep up the great work!!