Strengthening Indigenous Communities in Guatemala

by Vecinos Mundiales Guatemala

Summary

In collaboration with the Mayan NGO PRODESSA, the project supports 1050 people in 6 Poqomchi' communities in improving food production and environmental management through sustainable agriculture.
$50
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

The department of Alta Vera Paz has the lowest development indicators in Guatemala. Indigenous Poqomchi' communities are located on fragile mountainsides, degraded through slash and burn agriculture. Families face high food insecurity, poor health conditions, and lack of access to education and health services. They survive on limited income from coffee and cardamom production, and by growing corn for consumption. Communities are vulnerable to natural disasters, such as Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

Solution

Experiment with techniques for ecologically sound agriculture. Spread approaches that demonstrate success through exchange visits and trainings.

Long-Term Impact

The project strengthens a network of community sustainable agriculture promoters.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.wn.org/​aboutwn.asp
World Neighbors in Guatemala
Program background
Approach to promote agriculture
FAQ about World Neighbors

Organization Information

Vecinos Mundiales Guatemala

Location: Guatemala City - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​www.vmgua.org/​
Vecinos Mundiales Guatemala

Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $50 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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