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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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