Kijani Grows and El Infinito works with local schools in and around the Xela area to educate them about environmental issues and use alternative farming techniques to demonstrate how to live more sustainably and improve nutrition in their communities.
Here’s a brief overview of the food and agriculture situation in Guatemala:
  • 54% of Guatemalan children are chronically malnourished – 3rd highest rate in the world
  • Approximately 50% of Guatemala’s 14 million residents live on less than $2 per day
  • 80% of Guatemala’s Mayan population are chronically malnourished
  • Lack of agricultural infrastructure, poor land management, corruption, high unemployment, higher world prices of food have all contributed to the malnutrition in the country.