EPIC’s 43rd Annual General Meeting – August 1st, 2020

EPIC’s 43rd Annual General Meeting – August 1st, 2020

We want to thank everyone who attended our annual meeting this Saturday, August 1st. Although we were unable to gather in person, there was a new opportunity to include our Central American program partners in the celebration. We could look back on the accomplishments in the last year and plan for the future together – an exciting first!

We enjoyed hearing project updates from many of our projects including videos from out in the field. Tony Brun shared a moving video by Santos Servellio in Honduras about agroforestry and water conservation. We were proud to introduce a video series titled, Hope at Home, produced by Brett Sherman (Below). He created a wonderful collection that tells many stories of the challenges and home-grown solutions in Guatemalan communities. A fantastic contribution to our organization and we appreciate his commitment and talents. Enjoy all seven videos below and learn more about our Hope at Home campaign below.

This year, we continue in our long-term development goals but have shifted our focus to support emergency efforts during COVID-19. We are urgently working on communities health education with hand-washing and mask-wearing, but most importantly, feeding hungry families now. Stay tuned to our Facebook page to follow this progress and see how you can get involved.

Program included:
9:00 – 10:00 Highlights of present activities:

  • Inspiring videos showing how EPIC is providing hope at home in Guatemala
  • Reforestation work and farmers learning to cope with new new environmental changes
  • EPIC’s response to hunger for those with no income due to Covid-19’s economic impact

10:00 – 10:45 Questions and dialogue:

  • We met our partners from Central America and learn more about their work and plans for the future

Please enjoy some video highlights. Thanks to Brett Sherman for his wonderful work!

  • Hope at Home

    Why do so many people try to immigrate to the United States? Lack of economic opportunity, malnutrition, and food insecurity are among many factors. EPIC aims to interrupt this cycle of poverty....

  • Planning For a Life at Home

    With a steeply inclined parcel, Miguel and Rosa plotted out how they could increase their food production and make a life for themselves in Guatemala. ...

  • Growing as a Community

    A community garden in Baja Verapaz provides an opportunity to teach sustainable agricultural practices, reduce malnutrition and give hope for a life in Guatemala....

  • Campesino to Campesino: Salvador

    Salvador is a campesino educator working in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala to improve agricultural practices. In his life and on his plot, he has worked through the same struggles as those he educates. ...

  • Campesino to Campesino: Juana

    Campesino educator Juana is energizing women in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala to do the hard work of building a sustainable life in Guatemala. ...

  • Reforestation and Reclamation

    Don Santos planted 1000 trees! He received tree seedlings and learned how to improve his soil from FUNDAMARCOS, so his family can grow more of their own produce. ...

  • Hatching a Plan for Nutrition

    Little chicks are cute! But, beyond cuteness, the Baja Verapaz: Sustainable Agriculture program's chick hatching program is helping improve family nutrition in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala....

  • Santos Servelio: Agroforestry

    Santos Servelio discussed his agroforestry and water conservation techniques in Honduras. Enjoy the peaceful tour of the forest and his rainwater harvesting system. He is a participant in the La Semilla Del Progreso program....