Project profile — Land and Livelihoods: Accompanying Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala and the Philippines


HOPE InternationalDevelopment Agency (CA-CRA_ACR-3107490146)
2021-08-18 - 2025-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Guatemala (34.00%)
• Philippines (66.00%)


• Basic Health: Health education (12261) (2.10%)
• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (0.40%)
• Basic drinking water supply:
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (0.20%)
Basic sanitation (14032) (0.60%)
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (1.60%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (4.30%)
• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (8.40%)
Agricultural water resources (31140) (15.00%)
Agricultural inputs (31150) (9.50%)
Agricultural extension (31166) (6.00%)
• Industry: Agro-industries (32161) (10.40%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (3.10%)
• Rural development:
Rural development (43040) (32.60%)
Rural land policy and management (43041) (5.80%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project aims to enhance Indigenous people’s resilience and sustainable economic well-being of, especially women, in the island groups of Mindanao, Luzon, and Visayas in the Philippines and the department of Quiche in Guatemala. Project activities include: (1) offering technical assistance for advancing processes for legal certainty of Indigenous peoples’ land; (2) providing technical assistance to develop and update appropriate community and business development plans, gender-sensitive community leadership, and resilience-building; (3) providing agricultural assets and infrastructure in consultation with farmers; (4) offering technical assistance on resilient agricultural techniques and water system and watershed management; (5) supporting thematic learning exchanges for local organizations supporting Indigenous peoples’ communities; and (6) providing material support to Indigenous peoples implementing business plans for Small and Medium land-based enterprises. The project aims to reach 29,214 Indigenous peoples in the Philippines and Guatemala, including 11,244 women, 10,656 men, 3,974 girls, and 3,340 boys. HOPE International Development Agency works with local partners, Asociaci n Unidos Por La Vida (ASUVI) in Guatemala and Assisi Development Foundation, Inc (ADFI) in the Philippines.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced self-governance of Indigenous lands by Indigenous communities, especially women; (2) enhanced resilient productivity of lands by Indigenous communities, especially women; and (3) enhanced viability of small and medium land-based enterprises led by Indigenous people, especially women.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,300,000
Planned disbursement $1,504,823
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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