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AFIL Project. Mark Green Ana Monzon. Overview. Guatemala is an predominately agricultural nation but still faces food shortages 56% of its citizens live below the poverty line Chronic malnutrition affects 50% of children under 5 years (highest rate in Latin America)

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afil project

AFIL Project

Mark Green

Ana Monzon

overview
Overview
  • Guatemala is an predominately agricultural nation but still faces food shortages
  • 56% of its citizens live below the poverty line
  • Chronic malnutrition affects 50% of children under 5 years (highest rate in Latin America)
  • Extreme need for sustainable agriculture
purpose goals
Purpose & Goals
  • Increase the awareness of Texas A&M students (as well as the wider B/CS community) about the malnutrition crisis effecting Guatemala
  • Raise funds to donate to the orphanages which teach children about sustainable agriculture
  • Assist the orphanages/children in their goal of reducing the poverty level by teaching long-term agricultural techniques during our stay in Guatemala
implementation
Implementation
  • Raised almost $2,000 in donations
  • Volunteering at Agua Viva orphanage from May 16 – May 20
success s
Success? Sí!
  • Goal 1: Increase the awareness of Texas A&M students (as well as the wider B/CS community) about the malnutrition crisis effecting Guatemala
  • Goal 2: Raise funds to donate to the orphanages which teach children about sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Assist the orphanages/children in their goal of reducing the poverty level by teaching long-term agricultural techniques during our stay in Guatemala
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Toughest Part was not becoming complacent about fundraising goals
  • Satisfied AFIL requirements
  • 1) International requirement
  • 2) Impact local A&M community
  • 3) Sustainable
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