The world's 3rd Eco-Store is now up and running! Eco-Store La Navideña started quite unexpectedly and organically in our headquarters as word of the project is spreading around town. While our clientele is still small, they are regular. Some of this Eco-Store's most popular items are sugar, coffee, clothes soap and detergent, bleach and even bed comforters. Across the 3 Eco-Stores we now have over 2,500 eco-bricks to be used in the construction of more than 3 rainwater harvesting systems. We are also currently applying for funds to open 2 additional Eco-Stores as well as we have secured funds to keep these first 3 Eco-Stores running for an additional 6 months. This project has been a blessing to our community and our environment and has prevented over 625 pounds of plastic trash from being thrown in rivers or burned. Thanks again for your support! Additional donations will go towards maintaining the current Eco-Stores to keep the project going.
Happy Eco-Store Customer with New Bed Comforter
A Portion of the Current Eco-Brick Stock
Oct 15, 2018
Meet the children
By Colleen Supanich - Project Manager
We currently have 4 children looking forward to starting their studies next year. Today we want to spot light one of the students who your donations will help make this possible. Meet Yesica. Yesica is the middle child of a family of 3 sisters and is 6 years old. Her father is a farmer and her mother works in a tortilla shop. Yesica likes to play shop keeper, her favorite color is purple, and her favorite food is noodle soup with vegetables. Yesica wants to study to one day become a teacher. Your donation will help make Yesica's dreams to come true! We want to thank you on behalf of these 4 children for your donation.
Sep 6, 2018
Inauguration Eco-Store Panimaquin
By Colleen Supanich - Project Leader
Hanging the sign in front of the Eco-Store
The world's 2nd Eco-Store is now up and running! And here is how your donations are making a difference in our community!
The inauguration of Eco-Store Panimaquin was held on August 8th, 2018. Panimaquin is a small hamlet of approximately 80 families located just 7 km from our town of San Andres Itzapa in the department of Chimaltenango just 70 km west of the capital of Guatemala City. Eco-Store Panimaquin is currently located in the house of doña Elisa, a single mother of 3 children. When she is not attending the Eco-Store, Doña Elisa can often be found attending the crops in her fields, taking her horse to pasture or sitting down to weave a beautiful huipil that is characteristic of the area.
The inauguration was a success and was well attended by community members and in its first month of operation the Eco-Store has taken in over 200 eco-bricks and has recycled over 50 pounds of inorganic materials! Stay tuned for the opening of Eco-Store #3!