Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc.

Our mission is to improving the health, education and food security of families in Indigenous and rural communities in Latin America. We seek to strengthen vulnerable families by serving women and children, with an emphasis on Indigenous peoples in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala and other rural, coffee-growing communities in Latin America through integrated, school-based health & education programs. Pueblo a Pueblo was founded on the belief that meaningful and sustainable change requires the commitment and active involvement of the individual, community or organization that will benefit from that change. Pueblo a Pueblo strives to deepen values such as personal responsibility, se...
Apr 19, 2013

The Numbers are in!

Wow! Here at Pueblo a Pueblo we are impressed with the newest statistics; we are now reaching 760 primary school-aged children through our School Nutrition Project! This means that each weekday every child who attends our four partner schools receives a warm and healthy meal.

The Food Security Program improves both the short- and long-term food insecurity that our partner communities face through two complementing projects: the Organic School Garden project and the School Nutrition project.  The same children who are receiving daily nutritious meals also attend fun classes in the school gardens that teach them how to care for and cultivate organic products that are incorporated into their school lunches.

This year, the directors at our partner schools paid special attention to the nutritional content of the school lunch menus so that children are not only learning about dietary diversity, but also making sure that they are consuming nutritionally balanced meals.  One of the children’s favorite new lunches is the hearty beef soup in which our lunch cooks’ incorporate fresh vegetables from the garden to add vitamins and minerals that children’s growing bodies need.

We are very grateful for our supporters through Global Giving who make it possible for us to continue providing these delicious, hot lunches to our partner schools here in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. We are also very excited to be reaching so many children, and are looking forward to continue supporting even more of them through our School Nutrition Project in the months and years to come.

Apr 15, 2013

Gold medals for all!

Last week all our partner school students participated in Santiago’s Olympic School Games. Boys and girls competed against each other in team sports as well as track and field. It was great to see students from Pueblo a Pueblo’s programs competing and giving it 110%! 

 

Sponsored children were seen all around town running in their physical education uniforms and new sneakers, donated by their sponsors through our Child Education Sponsorship program. These uniforms gave students the opportunity to participate and enjoy all of the Olympic activities as well as have appropriate gear during Physical Education Class.

 

This simple fact can seem insignificant for us but it is so meaningful in a child’s health and education: these gifts make it possible for students to fully participate in all of their school activities, which help strengthen their self-esteem, wellbeing, and their relationships with peers and teachers.

Mar 25, 2013

Spreading the Word of Maternal Health

The Maternal Child Health Program is starting  2013 by reaching more women in the communities in and around Santiago Atitlan than ever before! This year, we are adding a new component to our education outreach strategy.  In order to spread the importance of maternal and child health on a larger scale, we are selecting twenty mothers, dubbed our Family Planning Champions, within our sponsor program to become maternal & child health educators within the community. By appointing these women as community mentors, we can guarantee that the knowledge they continue to gain during Pueblo a Pueblo trainings can flourish and benefit other families beyond our doors.

 

The mothers we have selected to be our newest team of educators, our Family Planning Champions, have participated in our maternal health programs and trainings for at least three years, and have individually distinguished themselves for their strong participation in our trainings and their desire to be well educated on health related issues for themselves and their families. To prepare these women to become beneficial mentors in their communities, the Maternal Child Health program is preparing Family Planning Champion trainings based on effective peer to peer communication techniques, along with reviewing the importance of family planning and reproductive health issues.

 

Ultimately, our goal is to educate as many women and families as we can about the importance of maternal and child health. Knowledge is power, and thanks to the educational trainings our sponsored mothers have received, we can continue to spread women empowerment throughout Santiago Atitlan and beyond.

We are so excited to have our Maternal Child Health program progress and evolve, and we couldn’t be more thankful for our generous sponsors through GlobalGiving!

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