Build a Sustainable Community in Rural Guatemala



30 indigenous families will raise egg-laying hens, chickens and pigs to sell locally. They will use the profits to provide school scholarships for children and start a reforestation project.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The village of Cruz Nueva is more than 20 miles by dirt road from the nearest town. Goods such as eggs and meat, which must be brought in from other areas, are often priced too high for families to afford, and malnutrition is a serious concern for many indigenous families. School fees are also too expensive for farmers. This project will help 30 farming families raise hens and pigs for sale locally, using the profits to feed their children and send them to school.

How will this project solve this problem?

3 loans to 10 families each to buy livestock; training for the families in livestock care, financial administration and creation of tree nursery; creation of school scholarship program.

Potential Long Term Impact

450 families will purchase eggs and meat at affordable prices, feeding over 1,000 children. 80+ children will receive support for education. Participating families will plant 500+ trees, decreasing erosion and protecting aquifers.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $8,179

Funding Information

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 $8,179 .  The original project funding goal was $7,237.

Additional Documentation

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


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San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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