Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala

by Aldea Maya assistance For Mayan Families Society
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Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala

Project Report | Nov 23, 2023
It starts with a seed

By Jaime Marroquin | Managing Director

Papaya plants ready for home gardens
Papaya plants ready for home gardens

The children in the Chuk Muk elementary school are actively involved in the Aldea Maya organic garden program. Earlier in the year we had the students help make bokashi soil and fill plant pots. The students then planted a variety of medicinal herb plants as well as papaya seeds. Several months later we had wonderful healthy papaya plants to distribute to the students. But first the students learned why papayas are an important part of the diet. They are excellent sources of Viltam A and C. The students then helped make a papaya smoothie. Every student took a papaya plant home to plant in their garden. In the next year the students will start to have wonderful papayas available in their yard for free. This project helps with food availability and sustainability. In the last few months there has been political unrest in Guatemala and the roads were closed for several weeks. The markets had little to no food and the prices sky rocketed. Having food plants growing in a yard helps combat this problem.

Yummy papaya smoothies
Yummy papaya smoothies
Putting homemade organic soil in pots
Putting homemade organic soil in pots
Outdoor classrooms are the best
Outdoor classrooms are the best
Medicinal plants
Medicinal plants
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Organic garden programs for children

By Jaime Marroquin | Managing Director

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Becoming a designated green elementary school

By Jaime Marroquin | Director of Aldea Maya

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Aldea Maya assistance For Mayan Families Society

Location: Qualicum, BC - Canada
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Project Leader:
Louise Sosa
Qualicum , BC Canada

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