According to a report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, hunger and poverty in Central America are serious concerns in the rural areas. Food insecurity and hunger are closely associated with extreme poverty. This is also true of Guatemala, where the sustainable agriculture company AgroAmerica has operations. Guatemala has one of [...]
AGROAMERICA HAS INVESTED MORE THAN $1.8 MILLION AND PARTNERED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF FAMILIES IN RURAL GUATEMALA
With the objective of improving population health in rural Guatemala, especially to the families of the AgroAmerica workers and the communities close to their operations, as well as provide educational opportunities for their children, the banana grower and shipper, AgroAmerica, created a Center for Human Development (CHD) in south-western Guatemala in 2012. The CDH is [...]
Aldea Los Encuentros. Nine midwives from Agroamérica’s neighboring communities were trained by doctors from the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado, United States. Six of them are already certified by the Ministry of Health, while the remaining three are in the certification process. According to Hilda Alvarado, social worker of Agroamérica’s Human Development [...]
AGROAMERICA WILL CREATE A HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN THE AREA OF THE TRIFINIO, SOUTHWESTERN PART OF GUATEMALA.
Guatemala, November 2012. Agroamérica has begun the process of creating a Human Development Center-CDH- (for its initials in Spanish) in the southwestern part of Guatemala, region where a high number of the companies? workers live. Through health and education centers this center will contribute to improve the standard of living of the inhabitants of the [...]