Left: A teen works on the computer in the Starfish One by One office in Solola, Guatemala. // Right: Three generations of indigenous Mayan women make breakfast in their home in Solola, Guatemala. Women in this community work primarily in the home cooking, cleaning and rearing children.
Left: Girls show one another the different types of weaving from their different villages during a mentoring session. // Right: Luz, second from left, with her husband and their nine children in their home in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Left: Eighth grade girls chat in the town plaza in Santiago Atitlan. Girls in this community are often shy and quiet as a result of their upbringing, but the girls in Starfish One by One's mentorship and scholarship program are learning self-confidence and freedom of expression. // Right: A mother, wearing the traditional hairstyle of a middle-aged, married woman, washes dishes at her home in Solola.
Left: Leticia and Lisette share headphones and listen to music in the town square after a mentorship session in Santiago Atitlan. // Right: An infant is strapped to the back of her mother in their home in Solola, Guatemala. The poorest 20% of Guatemalan women have an average of 8 children.
Left: Francisca, a high school senior, studies science. // Right: An indigenous Mayan grandmother makes tortillas by hand for her family in Solola.
Left: Elena, a seventh-grader, makes a dream poster at a mentoring session for Starfish One by One. // Right: Luz ties her baby to her back, one of her nine children, in her home in Santiago Atitlan. "She should think about how many children she wants to have," Luz said about her oldest daughter, Brenda, who is 16 and a sophomore in high school.
Left: High school students learn about reproductive health during a mentoring session during a mentoring session with Starfish One by One in Panajachel. // Right: Josefa, a mother of 12, sits among her children and grandchildren at her home in Solola during a visit from a Starfish One by One mentor.
Left: The little sister of a Starfish student greets people outside her parents' store. The confidence and assertiveness taught to Starfish students has begun to spread to the girls' siblings and friends. // Right: Irma, a high school student and Starfish scholar, weaves on a traditional back-strap loom. Irma attends school and mentoring sessions, all while weaving to help support her family.
Left: Francisca, a high school senior, walks to school amid working women. // Right: Young girls work in the local market.
Left: Starfish mentor Wendy tudors high school senior Francisca. // Right: Four generations of indigenous Mayan women share breakfast together.