Empower Mayan families with sustainable farming

by FUNCEDESCRI

Summary

Guatemala is the 4th most chronically malnourished country in the world. To empower our partner communities in achieving food security, FUNCEDESCRI trains Mayan families in sustainable agriculture
$13,385
total raised
192
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Guatemala is the 4th most chronically malnourished country in the world. 70% of children under 5 in the highlands where FUNCEDESCRI works are chronically malnourished and the country's minimum wage only covers 75% of the basic food basket. Since the regions where FUNCEDESCRI works suffer from some of the lowest levels of food security in the country, we support our partner families in their community-led initiatives to achieve food security and food sovereignty.

Solution

We support our communities in achieving food sovereignty by sharing organic farming techniques, improving access to local markets, training community health promoters, facilitating appropriate technology projects, and fostering local organization.

Long-Term Impact

Guatemalan communities, organizations, and students will be supported with the educational, technical, and organizational tools necessary to catalyze their own community-led development and to achieve food security and food sovereignty.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.funcedescri.org
FUNCEDESCRI's Promotional Video
A volunteer's blog post about FUNCEDESCRI's work
FUNCEDESCRI's Facebook Fan Page
Video about our results! Coming soon in English!

Organization Information

FUNCEDESCRI

Location: San Lucas, Sacatepéquez - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​funcedescri.org
Project Leader:
Margarita Calel
Administración
San Lucas, Sacatepéquez Guatemala

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