Learn more about some of the communities we work with and enjoy the view!
Corral Grande, which is Spanish for “big yard”, is located in the department of San Marcos in the small municipality of San Pedro Sacatepéquez It takes three hours to arrive to Corral Grande from our main warehouse in Quetzaltenango.
FECCEG has been working with the Corral Grande community since 2015, and has developed several projects together in a very short time: bio-factories specializing in the production of organic fertilizers; goat breeding; beekeeping; and crop diversification using avocados, lemons, oranges, and bananas – all of which contribute to each family’s food security.
Heavily dependent on agricultural production, Corral Grande and other neighboring communities have also experimented in small vegetable gardens with lots of success.
FECCEG has been working with Caserio San Juan since 2010, working together on projects including bio-factories; goat breeding; beekeeping; melipona (stingless) beekeeping; and crop diversification using bananas, avocados, lemon, oranges, peaches, moringa and woodenbushes. Everybody within the Caserio San Juan community is part of an indigenous culture that speaks a Mayan dialect called Mam.
The pride and respect this community has for its background is evident in their daily use of traditional outfits that are colorful and unique.
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