Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.
We work with Ministries of Education, Forestry, Health and Agriculture to engage rural communities and schools. We have also been working with private food processors in Guatemala and Nicaragua to develop new products, including a Maya Nut-based RUTF (Ready-to-use therapeutic food) for chronically malnourished children.
Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project
I started working toward this goal in 2001 when i learned about the Maya Nut tree (Brosimum alicastrum) and how nutritious the seed is. from there i have managed to partner with many other individuals and organizations to bring the Maya Nut to the public awareness.