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Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects

Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects 1

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.

Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects 2

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.

Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects 3

Adela Guerra shows Canadian officials Julie Delahanty (l) and Christina Laure (r) her kitchen where she and her family prepare meals.

Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects 4

Juan Ramón shows Julie Delahanty family photographs. His finger is pointing to a photo where he is playing in a marimba band that he is a member of.

Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects 5

Juan Ramón, Chortijol Cooperative participant, talks with Stuart Savage, Canada’s Ambassador, about the support he and many others have received and the partnership that has been forged with WFP.

Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects 6

Chortijol Cooperative manager, Ronald Paiz, gives the visitors a tour of the grain warehouse and packaging center of the cooperative, showcasing their technology and logistical strategies.

Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects 7

Representative of the Chortijol Cooperative, Marta Alicia Martinez, presents the Canadian Ambassador, Stuart Savage, with a local craft to take as a souvenir from his visit.

Canadian Ambassador Visits P4P Projects 8

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.

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 visited "Veguitas" Village in western Guatemala.