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Guatemala: Farming for the Future, Photo Update

Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Sustainable Agriculture

Vivian with three piglets - ©MADREOn a recent worktrip to Guatemala, Executive Director Vivian Stromberg and Program Coordinator Natalia Caruso visited our sister organization, Muixil.

Muixil is a group of 350 Indigenous Ixil women living in the highlands of Guatemala. In the 1980s, the highlands were the epicenter of a genocide against Indigenous Peoples.  

Today, our partners at Muixil are working to rebuild their families and communities and creating solutions to entrenched poverty and hunger. MADRE is working with the women on a sustainable pig farming project so that they can feed their families and earn income from the sale of pigs.


Click on the images to enlarge and see captions.


Vivian holding a piglet - ©MADRE
Girls admiring the piglets - ©MADRE
A young girl studying - ©MADRE
Vivian meets with the women from Muixil - ©MADRE
Vivian meets with the women from one village - ©MADRE
The women share stories and talk about their lives - ©MADRE
Vivian prepares to leave - ©MADRE








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