Frances Bursch

Name: Frances Bursch
Organization: Maya Nut Institute
Title: Assistant Director
I believe every person has equal potential for contributing to our world but not everyone has equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. My objective is to extend the opportunity to learn, thrive and contribute to the people who need it most. I see community development as a means of doing so. I am especially driven to work on projects that benefit our planet as well as our people.

Challenge Entries

Food from Forests will provide a nutritious rainforest tree food, Maya Nut (Brosimum alicastrum) to malnourished children in Guatemala.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Forests teaches rural and indigenous women to harvest and process Maya Nut, a rainforest tree seed, creating opportunity for women’s microenterprise and increasing value of the rainforest. The locally produced Maya Nut is served as nutritious lunches to school-aged children.