Indigenous communities living in the departments of Sacatepéquez and Quiché in Guatemala face high levels of chronic malnutrition and stunted growth in childhood due to low production of nutrient-rich foods. This food insecurity has resulted in large numbers of residents migrating to the U.S. The IAF addresses the root causes of migration by supporting community-led approaches to enhance prosperity, peace, and security. Our grantee partner, Asociación Civil Guatemaltecos Unidos por Nuestros Derechos, is improving food security by recovering ancestral production practices, and increasing and diversifying production and consumption of high nutritional products in house gardens.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.