Agros purchases land identified by families who then earn the land through crop production. Agros also provides leadership and educational training to enable the families to cultivate new lives.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Land is a precious commodity throughout the world. Disenfranchised rural families lack access to the kind of credit needed to buy their own land. Trapped in a cycle of basic survival, rural families pay exorbitant rents for poor quality land or work for desperately low wages as migrant laborers. As a result, four million Guatemalans live below the poverty line, earning less than the equivalent of US $1-2 per day. Only 15% of children in the rural areas complete elementary education.
How will this project solve this problem?
LEAP trainers work with Agros families as they realize their community plans for attaining basic food security, adequate housing, adequate income and education for their children.
Potential Long Term Impact
Agros’ LEAP program provides the leadership and educational training families need as they begin to cultivate the land they now own by title.
Total Funding Received to Date: $218
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $218 . The original project funding goal was $50,000.