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Apr 2, 2013

Villa Linda Village has Graduated!

Thank you for your commitment to the Villa Linda community!

Since this community’s founding in 2006, your steadfast encouragement, financial support and service team participation have helped restore dignity and hope for a better future to families stuck in a vicious, generational cycle of poverty.

Because of your support, today, Villa Linda’s families have food security, their own housing, thriving agriculture-based enterprises, access to clean water and so much more that was only a dream in the past.

In each community Agros helps establish, field staff work alongside families toward the goal of self-sustainability. This past June, after six years of partnership with Agros, Villa Linda graduated from Agros direct support. In this phase of development, the community becomes self-directed, and continues to make progress tapping the knowledge that’s been imparted through years of partnership.

Over the next few years, Agros will maintain contact with Villa Linda leadership, providing encouragement, advice and support as appropriate. During this time, families will apply everything they have learned to maintain strong community leadership, annual planning and personal growth, maintaining income-generating projects and working toward the ultimate goal of paying off their land loans.

You are a valued partner in the Agros mission, and I hope that you will consider engaging with another of our communities in Central America, or supporting an Agros initiative, such as sustainable economic development, that meets critical needs of families across all our communities.

Along with you, I look forward to that day when 100% of Villa Linda’s families receive their titles and are official landowners. I know that the families, who are so grateful for your faithful commitment, would say, “We couldn’t have done it without you!”

Thank you for your continued partnership with Agros and the families in the communities we support. Please stay tuned for new Agros projects through which you can change lives and provide hope for families in Central America!

Aug 3, 2012

Update: Sustainability for Guatemalan Farmers

Thank you for your continued support of Agros communities like Villa Linda in Guatemala! Great things are happening in this community as families break the cycle of poverty and transform their lives through agricultural development and land ownership.

You may notice that this update is formatted slightly differently than others in the past.  Due to the additional information that has been added to our reports, they will only come out twice a year. However, we have created a special edition just for those of you who support Agros communities through GlobalGiving – so you will still be getting updates four times a year! The special editions will focus on the latest developments in the community as well as include the story of an Agros community member.

We hope you will enjoy the newest update, and welcome any feedback that you may have. Thank you again for joining with our community members as they journey out of poverty. This would not be possible without your support. 

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Mar 28, 2012

Update: Sustainability for Guatemalan Farmers

Thank you so much for your ongoing commitiment to Agros communities like Villa Linda in Guatemala! The community is making great progress, thanks to your support, in projects like beekeeping and growing coffee.

We are excited to share with you the Fall 2011 update for Villa Linda. You can also access this update on our website at http://www.agros.org/ag/villagepdfs/VillaLinda.pdf. You may notice that the report is in a new format, which integrates some helpful feedback we've received from our supporters like you. One of the changes we’ve made is providing an overall country update from Director Mario Morales so you can get a sense of the progress not only in Villa Linda but throughout Guatemala. 

You can also learn about one couple in the community, Faustino and Marcela, who have overcome great odds and are now thriving.  Marcela is an active leader in her community bank, using loans from it to run a small grocery store.  Faustino is growing coffee and caradmom, crops that typically prove an excellent investment, so that he and Marcela can provide more opportunity for their family. 

We hope you like this new update, including Faustino and Marcela's story, and would welcome any feedback you may have. Thanks again for your partnership in helping families to escape the cycle of generational poverty in Guatemala.

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Dec 27, 2011

Update: Sustainability for Guatemalan Farmers

We're so grateful for your ongoing support of Agros communities like Villa Linda in Guatemala!  The community is making great progress thanks to your commitment.

We are excited to share with you the Summer 2011 update for Villa Linda.  You can also access this update on our website at http://www.agros.org/ag/villagepdfs/VillaLinda.pdf. The report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges that the community faces, and their plans for the coming year. Some of those plans include managing a nursery of coffee plant seedlings, cultivating a garden of medicinal plants to treat common ailments, and continuing with sewing and literacy classes for the community’s women.

In addition to these more recent updates, the report also features annual indicators that monitor the progress of the village over time, so that you can follow the community's journey out of poverty.

As always, we’d welcome any feedback you may have about these reports.  Thanks again for your partnership in helping families to escape the cycle of generational poverty in Guatemala!


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Aug 22, 2011

Update - Sustainability for Guatemalan Farmers

Thank you for your continued support of Agros communities like Villa Linda in Guatemala!

We are excited to share with you the Spring 2011 update for the community of Villa Linda.  This update is also available on our website at http://www.agros.org/ag/villagepdfs/VillaLinda.pdf. The report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges that the community faces. You'll also learn about all of the agricultural production that Bernardo, one of the community leaders, is currently working on.  Thanks to your support, families like Bernardo's in Guatemala have been empowered to work their way out of poverty.

In addition to these more recent updates, the report also features annual indicators that track the progress of the village over time, so that you can follow the community's journey.

As always, we’d welcome any feedback you may have about these reports.  Thanks again for your partnership in helping families to escape the cycle of generational poverty in Guatemala!


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Organization

Agros International

Seattle, Washington, United States
http://www.agros.org

Project Leader

Christa Countryman

Grants Manager, Resource Development
Seattle, WA United States

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