BENEFITING: Nourish International
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Chapter: Indiana University
Partner Organization: Mayan Families
This year, the Indiana Chapter is returning to Guatemala to partner with Mayan Families for a second year. We will work together to transition the Garden Project from its pilot phase into a fully sustainable program that educates mothers of preschoolers about agriculture and the importance of nutrition.
Through the project, mothers of preschool children are assisted in developing a garden to supply nutritious produce to the preschool. The mothers are educated on nutrition and agriculture and each receives a "box garden" for their home upon graduation from the program. This program helps teach the community the value of nutrition and enables mothers a way to provide a more balanced diet for their children.
Mayan Families provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous and impoverished people of Guatemala through education and community development programs.