Mary Sacquic


Field Training Manager

Mary Sacquic is from Santa Lucia, Utatlan and she is a single mother to a 10-year-old daughter. She studied Business Administration in school and she worked for the local municipality for four years. Santa Lucia is one of the primary villages where Cultiva has worked and where we have installed hundreds of garden boxes. Our impact in the community has been so significant that we have maintained close relationships with leaders of the local municipality and Mary was the right hand woman to the mayor of this town. In her role with the municipality we were fortunate to have her coordinate many activities for Cultiva. She helped find women to work with and learned and taught the training. She and her team also helped us with the follow up in their community. When a new mayor was elected, the new mayor brought in new people, as is custom in Guatemala, and at that time we formally added Mary to our team. She loves working with the women in the Santa Lucia community and empowering them to change their lives for the better. She loves helping them learn how to take care of themselves so they don’t have to depend on others or go to the market for some of their food. She also is a great example of a hard-working leader in her community. You can sponsor her employment with Cultiva with an annual gift of $6,000 or a monthly gift of $500. When you sponsor an employee like Mary, you’re not only supporting Mary and her family — you are supporting the hundreds of families she mentors and trains for Cultiva. Your gift will cover all of the costs associated with her annual employment — salary, benefits, and all Guatemala employment taxes and fees. You will be providing for Mary and her family and making it possible for her to work to advance the mission of Cultiva.

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The Garden is a special group of individuals who give monthly contributions because they want every person to have: hope, food security, and the dignity to provide for their families.Garden Members want to change lives by empowering others. We teach people to  garden instead of just giving them a meal. Join The Garden today.

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