Guatemala, October 2011. After torrential rains affected communities neighboring its farms, Frutera secured food items to assist its workers and their families, as well as community leaders, in the village of San Francisco Madre Vieja.
With the help of the local community development council (COCODE), beneficiary mothers of the Better Families program, the Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle and Food (MAGA), and the UN World Food Program (WFP), Frutera managed to obtain about six metric tons of food supplies which benefited 216 families. Along with Mayor Isaias Ortiz and representatives of the collaborating agencies, Frutera distributed corn, beans and oil.
“I am very happy to have received this assistance, and very grateful with Frutera for the help they are providing to communities affected by the storm”, said community leader Mrs. Rubilia Gonzalez Flores.