Seeds for a Future is helping rural Guatemalans change their lives.
Since 2009, we’ve assisted rural families and communities in moving from subsistence to success using our proven self-reliance program.
The non-profit Seeds for a Future Program teaches and mentors rural Guatemalan families the skills and knowledge required for their long-term success.
It addresses both the health and income needs of a population having one of the highest chronic malnutrition rates in the world.
The Program has been scientifically studied for years, and the data and testimonials demonstrate its success.
Seeds for a Future’s local staff provide coaching and technical assistance with:
Nutrition and food security
Home production of plant and animal foods
Kitchen hygiene and family-first aid
Increased incomes through diversification of crops
Improved farming and animal management methods
13 years of field testing and fine-tuning have paid off, thanks to the hard work of the Seeds staff and financial contributions of all sizes from engaged citizens around the globe.
Our results as of 2022:
14 Communities being served
Over 2,100 Families have graduated from the Program
16,000+ people have benefited (avg family = 7.7)
Thousands of home gardens created and maintained
Thousands of protein animals raised
20,000 native fruit, cacao, and timber trees planted and producing
Scientific Proof of the Seeds for a Future Program – The INCAP Research Study
An independent scientific study was conducted from 2014 to 2017 by the internationally-respected Institute for Nutrition in Central America and Panama (INCAP).
Funded by the Nestlé Foundation of Switzerland, INCAP’s research revealed that Seeds for a Future’s strategies and methods produce measurable positive improvements in the health of participating mothers and babies.
Follow-up interviews showed an extraordinary level of sustainability – more than 80% of study participants reported continuing one or more actions they had learned from the Seeds for a Future program.
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