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 1980 Plenty helped to construct a soyfoods production facility near the town of Solola, Guatemala. Today, the facility produces a variety of soyfoods and soy products including shampoos and hand creams. It’s called ADIBE and Plenty has continued to offer funding and technical support through the years. Most recently, in July this year Plenty […]
Since January of this year, Plenty has worked with the Mayan women of Tecnologia Para Salud (Technology for Health) to establish a permanent nursery, and begin growing and distributing five varieties of plants and tree seedlings with pesticidal properties and for erosion control. More than 100 economically marginalized farming families living in the Department of […]
In Guatemala City, 300 undernourished children on Wednesdays and 490 on Saturdays have been receiving nutritious soy foods produced by two local women’s organizations. Four hundred adults living near the country’s largest waste dumpsite attended food preparation and nutrition workshops carried out by Grupo de Soya Santa Maria. The International and Trull Foundations and Jewish […]
In mid-August I returned to Guatemala to work with local partners Grupo de Soya Santa Maria (GSSM) in Karen’s Soy Nutrition Project. With individual donations, contributions from Mother Teresa’s Missionaries and grants from the Trull, International and SG Foundations, Plenty has supported GSSM in their efforts to produce and deliver nutrient rich foods weekly for […]
In 2011, with funding provided by the Atkinson Foundation, Plenty collaborated with the Solola-based Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura (IMAP), Escuela Formacion Agricultura (EFA) and Amado Del Valle to help more than 40 farming families from 5 villages to grow black beans, soybeans, corn, and vegetables, while learning methods of mitigating soil erosion. Farming families each […]
Plenty continues to support the efforts of Grupo de Soya Santa Maria (GSSM) as they provide bakery foods fortified with toasted soy flour and soymilk to more than 300 undernourished children, as well as a few disabled and elderly adults, two days a week. GSSM has not missed a week of distributing foods to the […]