The Santa Teresa Struggling for the Future Women's Group is a group of six women located in Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is a small Mayan Community located in the Toledo District of southern Belize. While shy and soft spoken on camera, these women are forging their own path, recently starting this group as a way to provide alternative incomes through the sale of arts and crafts. Their first project was the embroidering of quilt panels, to be made into a quilt for the Advocacy Project. Their quilt panels display the orchids found in the Sarstoon Temash National Park, an area threatened by oil exploration.

For more information about the women's group, go to: If you have questions or would like to help fund the work done by the Santa Teresa Struggling for the Future Women's Group, please contact Advocacy Project Peace Fellow Laura Burns at [email protected].