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CK Blog: Caring for children in Acatenango

CK Blog: Caring for children in Acatenango

Caring for children in Acatenango // August 29th, 2013 posted by: kristina.morris filed in: From the Field Comments tags: ADESPA , education , Guatemala The Coffee Kids International Program Department will soon be heading to Guatemala to visit two of our project partners: ACMUV and ADESPA. You can read more about ACMUV in this previous blog post . For now, we’d like to introduce you to the Association for the Sustainable Development of Paraxaj (ADESPA). What began in 2004 as a group of six local volunteers trying to address a lack of health care and educational services in and around Paraxaj and Acatenango, Guatemala, has grown into a valued support system throughout the region for impoverished coffee farmers and their families. ADESPA’s overall goal is to improve socioeconomic conditions through education. In rural Guatemala, many children barely finish sixth grade becau...

Full article: http://www.coffeekids.org/caring-for-children-in-acatenango/

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