After working several years in this area and concentrating on the following:

  • Establishing and overseeing a nutrition center
  • Creating a community garden with training to stimulate cultivation of amaranth and chaya, diversify crops,
    and using food locally available to improve their diet.
  • Providing nutritional education and hygiene with children’s vitamins and prenatals with the crucial folic acid for all.

Our 23 villages have reached our mutual goal of self-sustainability!  We are very proud of their hard work and accomplishments.  One indigenous woman, with a second grade education, exclaimed, “You are waking us up!”

As villages graduate, we continually welcome new ones into our program.