Build a Sustainable Community in Rural Guatemala

$8,179 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
30 indigenous families will raise egg-laying hens, chickens and pigs to sell locally. They will use the profits to provide school scholarships for children and start a reforestation project.


The village of Cruz Nueva is more than 20 miles by dirt road from the nearest town. Goods such as eggs and meat, which must be brought in from other areas, are often priced too high for families to afford, and malnutrition is a serious concern for many indigenous families. School fees are also too expensive for farmers. This project will help 30 farming families raise hens and pigs for sale locally, using the profits to feed their children and send them to school.


3 loans to 10 families each to buy livestock; training for the families in livestock care, financial administration and creation of tree nursery; creation of school scholarship program.

Long-Term Impact

450 families will purchase eggs and meat at affordable prices, feeding over 1,000 children. 80+ children will receive support for education. Participating families will plant 500+ trees, decreasing erosion and protecting aquifers.

Additional Documentation

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


Organization Information


Location: San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango - Guatemala
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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Thanks to 73 donors like you, a total of $8,179 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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