Better Corn for Kids





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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Guatemala

Location: South, East, and North

Total Budget: $300,000

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Economic and community development

Small corn farmers make up one of the poorest groups of rural Guatemalans--with low yields trapping them in poverty. Corn is also a very low-nutrition food, and its high consumption by rural communities leaves Guatemala the 5th most malnourished country in the world, with nearly half of children stunted.

This global grant will help three local organizations produce and distribute more nutritious corn seed to over 10,000 small farmers in Guatemala, helping them to increase their incomes and produce more nutritious meals for nearly half a million Guatemalans.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Guatemala de la Ermita

Primary Contact: Edward Farrington

Email: ejfarringtonp@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Boise Southwest

Primary Contact: John Verity

Email: johnjverity@hotmail.com

Project Status

Need $42,419
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1987229.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Boise Southwest (5400)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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