Seeds for a Future Program Participants

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.

Julio - Senior Extenionist with Seeds For a Future

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

Research Study Documenting the Health Success of Seeds for a Future

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.

The Seeds for a Future
Program Works

The Program has given many rural Guatemalans the tools to conquer the effects of the long-standing malnutrition and food insecurity crisis while increasing their incomes and opportunities.

Join us as we expand to reach more families and communities across rural Guatemala and beyond.

To find out more about what we’re doing, be sure to view our Program Outline page.

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