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 | Sep 3, 2020
Feeding our families during COVID-19

By Louise Sosa | Founder

Picking tomatoes from the greenhouse
Picking tomatoes from the greenhouse

In the time of COVID-19 we have been blessed to have a bountiful organic garden and greenhouse to collect food from for the villagers of Chuk Muk, Guatemala. The village was in complete lockdown for days at a time, and it was fortunate to have a ready supply of healthy food. 

We would bring the family members to the garden to collect their food bounty. And we would also use this time to teach about organic gardening and healthy eating. Children that help grow food are much more interested in trying the food even if it is unfamiliar. It is much easier to change children's eating habits than their parents. That being said, we still try to introduce new foods into the families diet. 

Many families have been struggling more than normal as tourism is non existant and wholesalers were not purchasing their weaving and beadwork. So in addition to giving families food from the garden, we supplimented their diet with rice, beans, oil and eggs as well as money for their main staple corn.

A food bounty to take home to the family
A food bounty to take home to the family
This will help feed a family of 5
This will help feed a family of 5
Hunting for radishes
Hunting for radishes
Returning the egg shells for composting
Returning the egg shells for composting
Student volunteers in the nursery
Student volunteers in the nursery
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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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