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THE STORY:

Chapters: UCLA and UCSC 

Partner Organization: ByoEarth  

Project Description:

Nourish International’s UCLA and UCSC chapters are returning to Guatemala for a second year of partnership with ByoEarth to build shops and organic gardens, as well as provide training classes to increase income in rural communities, empower women, and improve the nutrition of children during a critical stage in their development.     

Project Details:

A team of students from UCLA and UCSC will travel to Guatemala over the summer for a six-week internship. They will be responsible for constructing small shops in 10 rural villages where women will sell organic vegetables and herbs. These local women will get their produce from the plant nurseries that were built last year during part one of the project. Additionally, we plan to lead classes in accounting, marketing, and business management so that the women can continue to be autonomous and profitable after we leave.

Together with ByoEarth, we will identify families with children between the ages of 2 and 5, who are most at risk for malnutrition, and build gardens with vegetables and fruits for them. We will offer health and cooking classes for the parents to learn how to make nutritious meals with the plants that they grow.

Our partner nonprofit, ByoEarth, will check up with the women and families we work with regularly to determine their success and provide additional support. Our goal during this trip is threefold: to empower women through enabling them to run small businesses; to increase income within the villages in which we work through these women-run small businesses; and to improve health, especially in young children, to combat the effects of malnutrition.

Partner Background:

We are in our second year of partnership with ByoEarth, a Guatemalan-run nonprofit focused on health and sustainability for the purpose of improving the lives of impoverished communities. Last summer, Nourish International successfully finished part one of the project with ByoEarth. Throughout the 8 weeks spent in Guatemala last summer, the UCLA-UCSC team built three greenhouses in three different locations: 1) Sumpango, Sacatepequez 2) San Bartolo, Sacatepequez and 3) Junkabalito, Guatemala City. After the greenhouses were completed, the teams planted herbs and lead workshops on empowerment, growing herbs, and basic business skills. This project allowed the team to create a strong relationship with the people in those communities as well as with ByoEarth.  

$430

MONEY RAISED
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  • Yamileth Renteria

    $10

  • Jose Munguia

    $10

  • Maria Renteria

    $10

  • Yadira Renteria

    $20

  • Hector Renteria

    $10

  • Cesar Renteria

    $10

  • Ashley Luna

    $30

  • Barbara Owens

    $20

  • The Whitten Famiy

    $20

  • Cintia Chavez

    $10

  • The Chavez Family

    $50

  • Leonardo Feldman

    $20

  • Aaron Chavez

    $10

  • Francisco Mancillas

    $15

  • LILI ROMERO

    $15

  • Wendy Renteria

    $20

  • Jessica Owens

    $20

  • David Quach

    $10

  • Feldman Family

    $40

  • Tzul Family

    $30

  • Lisa Maldonado

    $50

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The Team: $10,547 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Emma Asbo

Amount Raised

$5,486

 

549% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brittany King

Amount Raised

$1,325

 

133% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Wheeler

Amount Raised

$1,316

 

132% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Victoria Pacos

Amount Raised

$765

Donor Comments

Lisa Maldonado

Lisa Maldonado

DONATION: $50

In honor of Maya Ureno-Dembar 3 years ago

Tzul Family

Tzul Family

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Feldman Family

Feldman Family

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

David Quach

David Quach

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Jessica Owens

Jessica Owens

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Wendy Renteria

Wendy Renteria

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

LILI ROMERO

LILI ROMERO

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Francisco Mancillas

Francisco Mancillas

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Aaron Chavez

Aaron Chavez

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Leonardo Feldman

Leonardo Feldman

DONATION: $20

To my beloved Cintia 3 years ago