Guatemala currently has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world. More than 65% of rural area Guatemalan children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition and hunger (UNICEF). Coffee leaf infestation by the fungus Roya has destroyed up to 80% of the coffee crop of the small holder farms in the highlands of Guatemala. The economic impact of income loss for day laborers is severe. There are reports that up to 85% of the children in the rural area of Chajul, Quiche, Guatemala are at high risk for malnutrition and hunger. Some reports are saying that Guatemala is the most mal-nourished country in the western hemisphere.
We are change agents. Under the leadership of MANUEL LAYNEZ and Bright Star Philanthropy Partners we will change the situation of hunger for the Ixil Maya. We will increase crop production and develop new jobs. We will change the barriers against education for the families with no resources. We will do this together because we know that if you practice the same things always, the results will be the same. One has to practice different ways to get different results.