Guatemala Projects

PROJECTS IN GUATEMALA

FUNDAMARCOS: Sustainable Agriculture – GUATEMALA

The FUNDAMARCOS Agricultural Program begins work with farm families by focusing on increasing yields of the basic food crops, which in Guatemala are corn and beans. By implementing extremely effective new practices of water management, soil conservation and resilient sustainable agriculture, program participants usually double...

FUNDAMARCOS: Nutrition and Health – GUATEMALA

FUNDAMARCOS fights persistent malnutrition by teaching poor indigenous families in rural Guatemala to produce abundant nutritious food. This is important because Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean....

Mujeres en Acción – GUATEMALA

Mujeres en Acción is a micro-finance organization of Maya women. It began in 1984 when Felipa Xico was concerned for widows left without a means of support due to civil war. She went on to found Mujeres en Acción that has become a strong micro-credit...

La Casa Para La Cultura Maya – GUATEMALA

The Casa Para La Cultura Maya is a cultural center and educational resource: to preserve, esteem and promote all expression of Maya culture including Maya dress, music, dance, art, weaving, agriculture, cuisine, and community, spiritual, and family values; to reach out to the non-indigenous (ladino)...

San Mateo Historical Preservation – GUATEMALA

The inauguration event for the exhibition of historical films and photos of life in San Mateo Milpas Altas, Guatemala, took place October 30, 2015. Two movies and forty restored photographs from 1960‘s were displayed the community room. These will be the basis for creating a...

Protecting the Río Motagua – GUATEMALA

Beginning in 1998, EPIC has supported farmer education in soil conservation and water management on the north side of the Río Motagua in the Departments of El Quiché and Baja Verapaz. The Río Motagua is Guatemala's most important river. Poor soil management practices in the...

El Mirador – GUATEMALA

El Mirador is a self-sustaining, working farm and an agricultural training center promoting sustainable organic agriculture. It is run by Manuel and Brigida Huz and their son Moises who studied ecological agriculture in the United States. They offer courses teaching innovative, small-scale, low-cost practices in...