The Invisible Crisis

Chronic malnutrition plagues 7 out of 10 Mayan children, the fourth-highest rate in the world.

Unlike starvation, they get enough calories but not the right ones. Their diet of mainly corn and beans doesn’t provide the full range of nutrients needed for proper development. And lack of clean water contributes to diseases that take away any nutrients they may be getting.


Stunted Growth and Brain Development

Ability to Learn Decreases

School Dropout Increases

Job Opportunity Decreases

Poverty Cycle & Malnntrition Inreases

A Closer Look at Poverty

When you ask someone in a developing country what poverty means to them, their answer is quite different from the expected. Shame, inferiority, powerlessness, humiliation, fear, hopelessness, depression, social isolation, and voicelessness.  Poverty goes beyond a material dimension. So the solution needs to go beyond it as well. Giving money treats a symptom. If we treat just the symptoms and not the illness/disease, we’re potentially hurting them, and ourselves.


Sustainable impact happens when you understand the real need. So we start with education—from our volunteers to the families we’re helping.

Building a relationship, working with them, offering tools and understanding so they can do it themselves and feel empowered with hope, confidence and the skills to help themselves.


Hand-on classes teach families the seed to plate concept of self-sustanable skills.


Completing classes earns them a garden box that they help install and plant.


We make monthly visits to answer questions and provide ongoing education.

A Closer Look at Poverty


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Gardens Installed

Individuals Served


Garden Success Rate

Volunteers Hosted