CHOICE - Guatemala by the Numbers
Village Progress at a Glance - Guatemala
Healthcare for ThousandsNueva Concepcion, Guatemala This critically important facility will serve the entire Chulac region where CHOICE Humanitarian villages are located. Guatemala In-Country Director Jorge Chen Alfaro is securing a host of partners to complete the clinic and leverage the benefits to a wider population. Current partners include LDS Charities, Spectrum Healthcare, Mayanikel Mining Camp, Singular Humanitarian Experience, Senahu Mayor's office, The Ministry of Health at the State and National level and many others. This medical facility represents an enormous improvement and a landmark in the availability of healthcare in the area.
Advanced ABC's for Q'eqchi'sChulac, Guatemala For the first time ever, Q'eqchi teenagers can continue their education without traveling to the capital in the State of Coban or to Guatemala City, not even a possibility for most. The new Secondary School in the Chulac Region will give students a close-by option to continue their education. For almost all Q'eqchi (sometimes written Kekchi), one of the most poverty-ridden of Mayan Indian sub-groups, continuing education beyond 6th grade has simply not been an option until now.
Open for BusinessChulac, Guatemala Economic development is underway in Chulac. Chulac is launching its FIRST Regional Market place for villagers from CHOICE Humanitarian villages to market their produce. This is an important step forward because it gives villagers an immediate outlet to sell their products without the expenses to transport their products to market. The Chulac market, provides a more consistent and reliable outlet. The market fosters cooperation in establishing fair market prices for products. Traditionally outside buyers have taken advantage of local farmers, pitting them against each other to sell their products at unreasonably low prices.