Expand a Vital Village Store in Guatemala

by APROSADSE

Summary

This project will provide the capital to expand the only grocery store serving eight villages in Guatemala, selling basic staples to over 850 families. Profits go to scholarships for local youth.
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Challenge

The 850 indigenous families that live in the eight villages surrounding Los Jometes, Guatemala, must travel far to get basic goods such as laundry soap, medicines and crop fertilizers. Local children do not have access to school supplies and often cannot pay school fees. This project will expand a grocery store so that it can provide these goods to the families. Profits will provide scholarships to at least 20 children from poor families.

Solution

Expand the types of medicines, food and housewares at store. Make school supplies available at an affordable cost. Identify children with the greatest need and motivation; use store profits to pay for their school fees, uniforms and books.

Long-Term Impact

The store will provide essential goods to eight villages. The school-supply section will make education more accessible to children who otherwise cannot go to school for lack of pencils and notepads. The scholarships will benefit needy children.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=20
The APROSADSE-IDEX Partnership

Organization Information

APROSADSE

Location: San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​idex.org/​aprosadse.html
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, California United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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