|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Central America

Why 10,000 People in Guatemalan Village Now Have Better Healthcare, Education

GUATEMALA – Better education, healthcare and infrastructure are some of the major improvements benefiting almost 10,000 inhabitants of a Guatemalan village, thanks to a project permitting the development of 25 social works with an investment of more than $2 million.

The initiative, developed over the last four years in the indigenous village of Tzununa by the Castillo Cordova Foundation, the charitable branch of the Cerveceria Centro Americana S.A. brewery, has benefited thousands of people who today have high quality healthcare and education facilities plus a new road system.

When the charitable organization got started in 2012 with this project, it found that almost 90 percent of the local population was living in poverty, and of those, 42.3 percent suffered conditions of extreme poverty.

For that reason the Castillo Cordova Foundation, as it recalled Friday in a statement, went to work on a “modern, fully equipped” medical center, a pharmacy, laboratories, clinics, an exercise and nutrition center, three training microcenters with courses in hygiene and healthcare, and five schools for children, among others.

With the support of other organizations that shared in this project from the beginning, it was also possible to structure the Distance Secondary Institute of Basic Education at Tzununa, in order to give students a grounding in technology.

The works are enormously important, but so is creating awareness and training for a better future and quality of life. For that reason the foundation has organized groups of volunteers to clean the streets and improve the area’s image, a pursuit complemented with the installation of a sewage system, new sidewalks and the installation of almost 300 latrines, more than 550 wood stoves and 540 water-purifying filters.

The Cordova Castillo Foundation, a private organization founded in 1990 by Cerveceria Centro Americana S.A. sets itself the goal of executing policies of social responsibility aimed at improving the quality of life of the Guatemalan population by means of education, humanitarian aid in high-risk situations and natural disasters, plus many other projects.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved