The rural Maya and Garifuna people of Belize’s Toledo District rely to a great extent on subsistence slash and burn style agriculture focused on three major crops – corn, rice, and beans. This type of traditional agricultural practice uses 5-7 times the land space as sedentary agriculture. As the district’s population grows, it exerts increasing pressure […]
Plenty Belize provides educational and technical support to primary schools, women’s groups, and community efforts to reduce poverty, produce food, clean energy and water, and protect the environment.
Through Karen’s Soy Nutrition Program (KSNP) at the Guatemala City waste dumpsite, Plenty works with local residents to increase the quality nutrient intake of undernourished children, improve parents’ understanding and ability to address family nutrition needs, and expand local employment opportunities.
Plenty’s Disaster Relief and Recovery program channels material aid and volunteers to aid communities affected by natural and man-made disasters in the United States, Central America, Haiti, Nepal and elsewhere.
In southern Belize, bordering Guatemala, Plenty Belize teaches students how to grow gardens at school and home, installs village water and solar energy systems to make clean water and electricity accessible, and provides small loans and assistance to women and micro-businesses for income generating projects. Plenty International’s goal is to raise $40,000 in 2012 in […]