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Universities of California at Los Angeles and Santa Cruz

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THE STORY:

Nourish International wrote -

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 led 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.  

$765

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emily Wheeler

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Doug & Joelle Pacos

    $50

  • WALTER/GRETCHEN GILLFILLAN

    $100

  • The Rose Family

    $100

  • Sissy!!!!!

    $10

  • Jennifer Lee

    $10

  • Sarah sanders

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Gail & Bob Pacos

    $100

  • Lani Rountree

    $20

  • Suzanne Dudek

    $20

  • Greg Pacos

    $100

  • R & P Rosen

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $55

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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

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Brittany King

Amount Raised

$1,325

 

133% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Emily Wheeler

Amount Raised

$1,316

 

132% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Victoria Pacos

Amount Raised

$765

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $55

from very generous and caring friends 3 years ago

R & P Rosen

R & P Rosen

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Greg Pacos

Greg Pacos

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Suzanne Dudek

Suzanne Dudek

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Lani Rountree

Lani Rountree

DONATION: $20

Good Luck! 3 years ago

Gail & Bob Pacos

Gail & Bob Pacos

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

Victoria V, Eryn Voigt, Alison Johnson, Gayle, Gillfillan 3 years ago

Sarah sanders

Sarah sanders

DONATION: $15

Go Victoria! 3 years ago

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Sissy!!!!!

Sissy!!!!!

DONATION: $10

3 years ago