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1 INTERVIDA GUATEMALA ASSOCIATION General Profile Presentation

2 VISION Help millions of underprivileged families, who have long been marginalized, by giving them the opportunity to access the material and intellectual developmental resources to which they are entitled.

3 MISSION We are an institution that provides the knowledge, human resources and material resources necessary for populations caught in the spiral of poverty to succeed in overcoming their situation, through a model of participatory planning and development. Based on participation, respect for local cultures and an integrated, long-term sustainability plan, we generate a strategy which will build valuable skills in the community to address the most critical issues, enabling our beneficiaries to become self-sufficient in their ability to manage both their resources and maintain a healthy pace in their development.

4 We serve the poorest populations in rural Mayan areas through out the western highlands of Guatemala. We reach 61 municipalities in 8 departments of the region, serving as a strategic hub for 1,820 schools in 1,715 communities. Since 1996, we have benefited over 335,000 children and their families. Who we focus on:

5 Where We Work

6 STRATEGIC SECTORS: Sectors Environment and Natural Resources. HEALTHEDUCATION

7 Cross-Sectoral Focus Areas Health, Education, Environment & Production. Community Organization School, Community and Productive infrastructure. Bilingual Interaction Cross Cultural Integration. Gender.

8 The productive or production sector is the beginning of a long-term sustainable development process, providing support through technical assistance, counseling and training to improve agricultural and crafts production, services and natural resource management in rural populations. We work to promote and strengthen community self- management aimed at achieving the "Empowerment and Sustainability of a positive Production and Economic Process." Intervida’s production sector began in Guatemala in 1997 and currently covers Livestock, Agriculture, Services, Crafts and Natural Resources. PRODUCTIVE SECTOR LivestockAgricultureServices CraftsNatural Resources.

9 Target Group Organizational Strategy Through this strategy Intervida Guatemala has established 144 level A Groups. Groups whose level of organization, skills and infrastructure, enable them to fully participate as part of the international productive chain, from the acquisition or growth of raw materials to the exportation of high quality manufactured and branded goods. Promotion and Education Group organization in order to participate within commercial and tributary legal frameworks Entrepreneurial formation. Sustainability in productive projects.

10 Any intervention arises from participatory rural appraisal and local resources diagnostics, only to promote community economic development. LIVESTOCK Large Species BeefDairy Small Species PorkLambSheeppelibuey sheepPoultry

11 Agricultural Projects Crop Diversity PotatoescruciferousChina peas, peas creoleejotero beanscarrotonioncoffeepeanutmini planttomatos Crop Management - Greenhouse Tomatoes,Pimento Pepperszucchini and squash.StrawberryOyster mushrooms

12 Textiles Clothing Granola Cookies Sweet Preserves Jellies and Marmalades Service and Craft Industry:

13 Demonstrative Modules: EnvironmentFood Security Amaranto

14 Programs reach all age groups with an emphasis on Mother and Child Health, or MCH. Program activities and coordination have tended to be developed and implemented through community and public school bases. Programs based out of community and public school sites offer direct access to medical care as well as preventive health care and education. This combination of response and prevention can be key both in reducing morbidity in the general population and in preventing school absenteeism due to illness or malnourishment. Communities benefit then by improving health status and safeguarding the learning capacity of students. Health Sector

15 Parasite Elimination BrigadeMedical Brigade Vaccination CampaignFluoride and General Oral Hygiene.

16 Education Sector Education programs implemented by Intervida not only seek to improve the quality of education, but also to be 'universal,' and improve participation and valuing of education programming in the community. We engage with students, teachers, parents children and the general community.

17 School InfrasctructureHigh quality Schools Interactive learning methods School Supplies SECTOR EDUCACION

18 5 OFFICES, SUBSEQUENT OFFICE EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES INSTITUTIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

19 ALL TERRAIN PICKUPS. MOTORCICLES BULK TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATIONAL ASSETS

20 Main Institutional Assets A strong, regional (or local) identification as a trustworthy partner and a community ally Highly qualified and experienced personnel with proven track records in the area. Installed material, logistic and organizational framework and equipment, distributed in 57,700m² of Construction in key interventional points throughout the area of coverage.(Warehouses, stocked clinics, etc) Motorcycles, 4 wheel drives, mobile clinics and bulk transportation vehicles.

21 THANK YOU. INTERVIDA GUATEMALA ASSOCIATION THANK YOU. INTERVIDA GUATEMALA ASSOCIATION


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