Evergreen Rotarians, Ted Ning, Jim Kreider, Richard and Susan Toussaint, and Al Steger, were joined by former members, Bob and Brenda Hagerman and Conifer Rotarian, Pat Hagan, on a visit to rural Guatemala to see firsthand the work being done under our first ever global grant.  The $162,125 grant, Young Mayan Women as Engines of Economic Growth in Guatemala through Empowerment and Education, is being carried out with the assistance of MAIA-Impact, formerly Starfish One-by-One.  The grant is about half completed. 
The Rotarians received a briefing on the grant from administrators at the MAIA Impact school, the implementing partner.  They also met with Rotarians from the Rotary eClub of Lake Atitlan to discuss reporting and oversight procedures.  We are happy to report that the grant is proceeding on schedule and reporting is up to date.   The next steps are completion of the mid term report followed by an on-site review by The Rotary Foundation.  These have been requested but are not yet scheduled.  All work on the grant is expected to be completed by October.