Guatemala Sustainable Plans
100 families benefit from sustainable plans as of December 2015. Sustainable income plans create employment opportunities and income for the local families whilst helping to cover some project costs.
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Planting trees for their future.
Plan Corte was started in 2015, buying a large weaving loom for "cortes" (the indigenous traditional dresses) and investing in training for the women. The cortes will be sold locally with the proceeds being shared between the women and the schools.
Our second Plan Pollo was started in Itzapa in 2015. Income from the sales of eggs (after costs for food) is shared between the family and the projects.
We started renting some land in Itzapa in 2015 which will house our Centro de Negocio (business centre) which will include Plan Pollo and Plan Corte.
Plan Pollo was started in 2014 in Santa María with the investment in infrastructure and chickens. Income from the sales of eggs (after costs for food) is shared between the family and the projects.
Plan Nixtamal was started in 2014 in Itzapa with the investment in a machine that grinds basic maiz into the dough needed to make tortillas. Income is shared between the family and the projects.
Plan Moo was started in 2013. Please see the Plan Moo section on the website to find out how it works.
We trialled Plan Arveja China (green beans) in 2012, investing in a crop from start to finish. Poor weather limited the harvest to break-even and this plan is currently on hold.
Since 2002 we have worked with the women's group in Itzapa funding a tree nursery and now producing 25,000 trees a year. The women receive a small income as we purchase the trees each year and they are then planted in the surrounding hills.