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Building a Future Through Training & Support

March 1, 2022

The first thing Josefa does each morning after rising, praying, preparing breakfast and cleaning the house is to look over her garden. She spends most of her day tending her vegetables because they allow her to give her children nutritious meals, and whatever she brings in at the local farmers market from selling her surplus […]

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Overheard At The Canning Workshop

Anyone who has ever taken part in a group activity like preparing food knows that the best part is the conversation and camaraderie as people peel, chop, mix, and package. A recent vegetable canning workshop given by local partner INESIN was no different. Seven women and four youngsters worked together preserving pickled chilies, hot sauce […]

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Not Abandoned, Empowered

October 18, 2021

Contrary to what Elena feared when her husband abandoned her and their five children, new farming knowledge and skills are enabling the family to have a much better life than before he left. Elena is no stranger to hardship. She was born in the midst of the Guatemalan Civil War 36 years ago, and was […]

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Greenhouse Makes a Difference During Pandemic

March 9, 2021

Juana says “I feel happy about the work we do because, even during this pandemic, I can grow enough food – good food – and keep my family safe and healthy.” She and her husband, Jacinto, have always been resourceful. When they married, they opened a small grocery out of their home, and with hard […]

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Experience and Initiative to the Rescue

December 16, 2020

While many program activities have been canceled because of the pandemic, practices that participants have already adopted are helping to keep them afloat during these most challenging times. In June 2020, local partner INESIN paid a masked and socially-distanced visit to Manuela’s village. Manuela invited them to see how her greenhouse is working for her. […]

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