Funded project

Vegetable Garden Kits for a healthy and quality diet

Guatemala

Quiché is the second department of Guatemala most affected by poverty, with an index of 41%.

Location
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  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • Planeta Huerto clients 2.140€
  • Direct beneficiaries 320

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 1.719

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Educo

Budget

  • Materials 2.000€
  • Total 2.000€
2.000€

Description

The 2014 National Living Conditions Survey (ENCV) indicates that Quiché is the second department of Guatemala most affected by poverty, with an index of 41%. In the indigenous population of this department, the poverty rate rises to 90.6%. In addition, the department has the lowest human development index in the country.

The population of the municipalities of Santo Tomás Chichicastenango and San Pedro Jocopilas has a very high Vulnerability Index to Food and Nutrition Insecurity and a high rate of occupational precariousness. Agriculture faces several problems (prolonged freezing and droughts, deficit of basic grains ...) and the impact that this situation has in childhood is clear: in the zone an average of chronic malnutrition of 63.9% prevails.

The Situational Analysis in the Rights of the Child (ASDN) of Educo points out that child malnutrition is a determining factor for the education of children and not only affects in early childhood, but throughout the school years. For this reason, Educo seeks to strengthen the food security of the population and the rural development of indigenous and peasant families in two municipalities of Quiché: Santo Tomás Chichicastenango and San Pedro Jocopilas.

Project objectives

Strengthen food security of the population and reinforce rural development of indigenous and peasant families in two municipalities of Quiché, guaranteeing the fundamental right of children to have access to a healthy and quality diet.

Activities

  • Send to Quiché 50 Vegetable Garden Kits for families. Each kit contains 180 grams of a variety of seeds and 36 kilos of fertilizer.
  • Increase productivity and create reserves of basic grains for self-consumption.
  • Strengthen new eating habits and personal hygiene.

Who will benefit?

With your help, 320 families will have access to healthy and quality food.

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