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Building comprehensive farms in Guatemala



This project serves 2,4000 Mayan farming families in 80 communities, by empowering them to achieve food security through workshops on farming and nutrition, and access to agricultural tools and seeds.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

This project guides our partner communities through the process of building a comprehensive farm through training sessions. Comprehensive farms include food staples like corn and beans; a family garden with vegetables, herbs, and medicinal plants; composting latrines; farm animals; organic composting; and seed banks. The training sessions incorporate health and nutrition workshops so that families learn to eat a balanced diet and stay healthy with the food and medicinal plants they grow.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will lead workshops so that the communities have the skills and tools to escape the poverty they suffer. The center will serve the individuals from partner communities but as well as local youths that attend agricultural schools.

Potential Long Term Impact

In Guatemala, 50% of children suffer from malnutrition and 60% of families do not have the resources to supply even half of the food needed to survive. This project will give communities the energy and capacity to lift themselves out of poverty.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Melissa Saucedo

Chapter Leader
Chapel Hill, United States

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