We met three amazing dedicated people, Vicente, Alfredo, and Geovanny, who are leaders of AJPU. AJPU is dedicated to supporting local businesses and preserving the environment. They are integral in the manufacturing stoves, latrines and water filters for the Association. Read more
My name is Jamie, and I’m just inhaling and absorbing every morsel of this trip. What a first day and introduction to the beautiful country of Guatemala! I have visited this country before…but only through the eyes of my son, Chris. It is my turn to look, see, and interpret.
We traveled to two more microloan groups today. We visited the women of Reina and Mujeres Virtuosas. At the beginning of the day, we hiked up a stony pathway to arrive at Reina. We met at a member’s home and learned about their various projects.
Reina invested its microloan into sheep, chickens, a cow, and plants for reforestation. While the women do sell some plants at the local market, many are used to reforest the community. The only difficult part of this particular project seems to be climate change.