Seeds for a Future

Perched atop the buried pre-classic Maya city of Chocola, the village of Chocola on the back slopes of the volcanoes that form Lake Atitlan, is poverty stricken yet poised to become a model of cultural celebration and self-sufficiency. What it needs most is leadership training and technical support to develop its potential for diversified agriculture, archeological-tourism, health care for its families and education for its children. In its simplest terms, the mission of Semillas Para el Futuro is to help this impoverished community plan and achieve prosperity based on balanced development principles that protect cultural tradition, the natural environment and preserve the Mayan and post-co...
Fighting Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
 
This rural Guatemala program fights malnutrition among children and moms by providing families with education about the best and most nutritious vegetable varieties for the area, gardening techniques, how to raise small animals for protein, and nutrition. This model project has caught fire because it is culturally appropriate and economically relevant. It has grown from ten to over 200 families and is spreading to nearby communities. Training is primarily focused on women and youth. project reportread updates from the field
Healthy Kitchens and Cooking for Nutrition
 
Our "Healthy Kitchens and Cooking for Nutrition" is a next step in our campaign on fighting malnutrition in rural Guatemala. This program will provide training for women on how to keep their kitchens clean, cook and serve with utensils and dining equipment free of pathogens that promote recurring health problems in children and adults alike, such as chronic diarrhea, amoebas and respiratory or eye problems. This program is passionately wanted by the women and is fundamental to family health. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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