Daily fruit in Guatemala
Since we started in 2002 the children have eaten well over 1 million fruits thanks exclusively to generous donations, both regular or one-offs. This has made an incredible and visible difference in the health of the children, not just with their vitamin intake, though also water aswell. By implementing sustainable income plans as well in the future, this will add to the diet of the children, including more vegetables and meat.
In Santa María we started breakfasts for the children as many were arriving without having eaten since the previous day. We will be implementing this in Itzapa and hopefully in our other projects, depending on funds!
Over the coming months we will also be investing in our income generating sustainable plans which should provide income for the schools as well as the local families. These include buying cows, chickens, weaving looms and micro-investment into local start-up businesses. By investing now we create employment for the future: education now, employment and income in the future. For more information on our sustainable plans, please follow this link and get involved!
Finally, let’s not forget what The Phoenix Projects are all for in Latin America: 40 local teachers, the majority of whom were previous students, teaching almost 1000 children daily whilst receiving food across five countries benefiting seven communities (fifteen if you include the communities our students come from in Honduras for our colegio)...all for under $200,000 a year - every penny and cent counts - thank you to everyone who makes this possible year after year.