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CAN-DO. Community Agricultural Nutritional- Development Organization in Guatemala. Inspiration. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea” (Buddha). Goal .

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Can do

CAN-DO

Community Agricultural Nutritional- Development Organization in Guatemala


Inspiration
Inspiration

  • “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea” (Buddha)


Goal

  • spread and create a chain reaction of global poverty awareness throughout our Texas A&M campus and through the student volunteers

  • motivational trigger


What do you know about poverty
What do you know about poverty?

  • At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day... TRUE or FALSE

TRUE

24,000

  • According to UNICEF________children die each day of poverty

  • How many people entered the 21st Century unable to read a book or even sign their own name?

1 billion

790 million

  • Approximately _________people in the developing world are still chronically undernourished


Why guatemala
Why Guatemala?

  • 43% of the children under 5 are chronically malnourished

  • Among the indigenous group which make up 38% of the population, and about 76% live in extreme poverty



Mission
Mission

  • To workwith three specific communities in Central Guatemala to promote sustainable agriculture and nutrition

  • Summer 1 2010


Strategies
Strategies:

  • Nourish International Texas A&M Chapter

    • Fundraisers

  • FUNCEDESCRI

    • Volunteer program in Guatemala


Nourish international
Nourish International

  • Facilitator for the trip

  • Student volunteers

  • Fundraisers



Funcedescri
FUNCEDESCRI

  • Mediator for our volunteer work

  • Represents a local non-profit organization in San Lucas, Guatemala

  • Aid in building local comprehensive farms

  • Promotes the development of rural indigenous communities in Guatemala



Week 1
Week 1

  • Training in San Lucas, Guatemala

    • Pedagogy

    • Agriculture

    • Nutrition

    • Construction

    • Communication


Week 2 3 4
Week 2, 3, 4

  • Community work:

    • Cunén

    • Nebaj

    • Campur

  • Such as:








Week 5
Week 5 FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • Reflection in San Lucas, Guatemala

    • Taking what we learned and putting it in theory

    • Capacitate new volunteers, children, and other FUNCEDESCRI partners


Melissa
Melissa FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • Learn

  • Lead

  • Organize

  • Facilitate

  • Translate


Maki FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • Learn

  • Lead

  • Distribute

  • Administer

  • Oversee

  • Translate


Challenges
CHALLENGES FOOD in their FAMILY FARM


Obstacles faced
Obstacles faced FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • Communication

  • Logistics of the trip

  • Raising money

  • Getting volunteers and organizing them to go


Future challenges
Future Challenges FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • Culture shock

  • Transportation

  • Adjusting to different style of living

  • Language

  • Physical

  • Responsible for volunteers


Desired outcomes
Desired Outcomes FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • “The Only Source of Knowledge is Experience”- Albert Einstein


Desired outcomes1
Desired Outcomes FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • Come back with a new mentality

  • Share new experiences

  • Spread Nourish

  • Opens doors between Guatemala and future AFIL students

  • Poverty awareness


Successes
Successes FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • Volunteers going with us

  • Trip is a GO!

  • Right now…


An idea to an action
An Idea to an Action FOOD in their FAMILY FARM

  • CAN-DO a sustainable idea

  • Remaining challenge is Guatemala

  • Building blocks


  • FOOD in their FAMILY FARMWe are the travelers, we are the leaders who have a duty drive by passion to serve and make our dreams and ideas into a reality… Lets let that passion grow.”-Melissa Saucedo and Maria Camila Camacho


Q&A FOOD in their FAMILY FARM


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