• girlsempo@gmail.com

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower girls to improve their lives through education and development programs.

Girls with little or no education are far more likely to be married as children, suffer domestic violence, live in poverty, and lack a say over household spending or their own health care—which harms them, their children, and communities.

We envision a world in which all girls are able to stay in school, to learn and grow and play in safe spaces, and to live in peace and freedom with security and well-being.

Asociación Empoderamiento (ASOEMPO) was founded in March, 2013 by a group of Guatemalan women, including Sonia Lemus as group leader and with the support of Annie Richey.