The theme for the 2018- 2019 Annual Report examines: 1) A letter from New Executive Director, Barry Bartel 2) Significant expansion of EPIC’s sustainable agricultural work, 3) Integration of new, young leadership with an increased focus on youth 4) Inspiring Reflections from the Board Trip
La Semilla del Progreso in Honduras began an agro-salud program (agriculturally-based health education) for groups of women in 3 communities. Activities are emphasizing nutrition education and home gardens and there are 50 families participating. The cooking classes use the nutritious food the women are growing, with food preparation safety and family hygiene included.
Soacha is a very poor community outside Bogotá, Colombia, where people fleeing violence have settled. Most residents depend on day labor, and without work, there is not food for the family. Creciendo Juntos, EPIC’s partner in Colombia, has now been able to do its 5th food distribution for 130 families. $12 provides food to feed a family of 5-6 members for a week!