De la Gente
How we helped
LUSH funding supported the APCASA Community Development Program in Santa Anita, Guatemala. As a result, De la Gente has been able to build a 10,000 coffee plant tree nursery to start the road to recovery for families in the community who have been affected by the roya disease. The tree nursery will provide these families with new plants to replace those that were lost. The community also struggles with a combination of poor soil, lack of agricultural education, and few resources to invest in growing strong, healthy plants. The De la Gente holistic program supports all of their barriers to economic development: farmer-to-farmer training to advance knowledge and best practices, resources to reduce the immediate losses of their plants, replacement plants, and repairs to their processing equipment. To learn more about De La Gente and this Guatemalan community, click here.