MIRIAM is a women’s organization, which is mainly led by young indigenous women. The board of directors consists of 7 professional indigenous women who are graduates of the “Education and Empowerment Program”. The organization has its headquarters in the capital and a branch office in the city of Quetzaltenango. The Board of Directors together with the Technical-Political Team forms the “General Coordination”, which is the body for strategic decisions.
Several working committees, in which professional partners are also involved, support the implementation of the “Education and Empowerment” program. An “admission, monitoring and evaluation committee”, composed of a psychologist, a member of the board and a member of the technical-political team, decides on the admission of new members to the program.
The continuous training of the Technical-Political Team and the Board of Directors is of utmost importance, as well as motivational and healing seminars to enable them to carry out their work with balance.
There are a number of rules and protocols that guarantee quality and transparent financial and administrative implementation: Administrative and Accounting Policies Manual, Internal Control Manual, Operations Manual, Program Rules, Rules of Procedure, Purchasing Policy and Code of Conduct, as well as a comprehensive Child and Adolescent Protection Policy and Code of Conduct. Institutional audits are conducted annually.