Bony was working at the K’ak’a Naój Association for Women’s Development promoting women’s integral development in the Department of Sololá when she became a Fellow. This young indigenous leader has had different roles defending women, including teaching adult literacy, as an election monitor in public elections, and participating as a board member for different women’s groups. She has also participated in activities and meetings with young people, and in a Latin American meeting for Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Bony is fluent in Kiche, Kakchiquel, and Spanish, and holds a degree as Kiche-Spanish Bilingual Primary Education Teacher. She later studied to become a secondary education teacher in social sciences. Her long-term goal is to teach social sciences and natural sciences to young people, and to work towards the prevention of teenage pregnancy. She is devoted to fighting for women to be able to present initiatives and participate more strongly in the Municipal Development Council (COMUDE). Bony was 29 years old when she was selected as a GOJoven Fellow.
- Lidia Esther Hoil PootLidia is a young indigenous leader who speaks Maya and Spanish, is deeply attached to her culture, and wishes to work for the betterment of women in her community. She has participated in trainings about youth leadership provided by the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples....