Mission: To empower individuals, organizations and communities in guatemala to improve their lives through education, health and food security programs.
Programs: School lunch: the organization provides nutritious lunches for primary school children. The program also works to improve access to more diverse foods and to educate children, teachers and communities on the importance of a healthy diet while providing them the education and tools to address long-term food security and health. Expenses - $31617 plus other programs $108725.
school gardens: this program is designed to help make the children in the santiago atitlan region healthy and food secure. Organic school gardens are developed with the assistance of the organization staff, school administrators, children and their families. Currently 7 schools are served. A garden curriculum is fully integrated into the school day and teaches students how their choices about food affect their health, the environment, and their communities. A vacation garden camp is offered to school children. In addition, the organic school gardens hosta a teacher training program for educators from municipal schools around the area who want to begin or further develop food security and garden education programs in theiir schools.
mother-child sponsorships:provides new mothers the support they need to give their babies the best possible start in life.
I always make it a point to visit when I am in Guatemala just to see the wonderful kids and the great work this group does...I met with my sponsored child and his family, They were very excited to meet me and show me their home and school. I have visited the hospital they run and even been to a festival they have every year to raise money as well as get the local people together with us nonlocals...One thing that truly impresses me is the way for everyone involved I have met this organization is not a job it is truly a calling.
I first donated to Pueblo a Pueblo last year. I enjoy keeping up on how my money is being used to help children in Guatemala through their online blog and through personal correspondence. Donating has been a very rewarding experience because I can see how my dollars are being put to use.