The Canadian Ambassador in Guatemala, Stuart Savage; the Cooperation Director of Canada in Central America, Julie Delahanty; programme analyst Sandra Charles, and Sheryl Schneider of WFP converse with Adela Guerra, a participant in theP4P project in San Juan Ermita, Chiquimula. Adela Guerra (r) tells the Canadian delegation the benefits she has reaped being involved with the Chortijol Cooperative.
La Aldea Veguitas is a community located south of the town of San Juan Ermita within the Department of Chiquimula, eastern Guatemala. Production in the region is mostly based on the cultivation of grains. Juan Ramón (c), a P4P participant, proudly showcases the vegetables he has grown in his garden.
The Cooperativa Integral Chortijol is made up of 245 men and 81 women: a total of 326 members to date. This organization has worked with the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative since September 2010. Cooperative members pose for the group photo with their visitors from Canada and the WFP Representative in Guatemala, Mario Touchette.