MOBILIZING RESOURCES: ASO-IXIL
A new non-profit Association of Maya Ixil coffee farmers and women artisans in Chajul, Guatemala, is supported by Bright Star Philanthropy Partners (BSPP). The BSPP initiative provides technical assistance and seed funding to develop organizational capacity, train in best practices, and bring products to international supply chain markets for long term sustainability. ASO-IXIL is legally registered with the Guatemalan government as a non-profit Association. The four men and four women founders, and all member Associates, are Maya Ixil.