COVID19 Response: Direct Aid to Families in Quixaya
November 1, 2021
In early October we reached out to the CIELO community with an urgent request for donations. COVID has hit the Mayan community of Quixaya in Guatemala where we partner with CEPC Toliman. 21 of 63 families in the community have been infected and 8 people have died so far. Entire families have been quarantined, stuck in their homes, unable to work, falling further into desperation and malnutrition. The situation is dire, but thanks to generous donations & the dedicated efforts of CEPC Toliman on the ground, we were able to provide direct aid for families in need.
We distributed over $2,000 in direct aid in October including:
a 3-month supply of food aid for 16 of the most vulnerable infected families
Masks and disinfectant spray for each of the 63 families in Quixaya to help prevent the spread of disease
Equipment to disinfect contaminated areas within the community
June 28, 2021
Joining the GreenCheck Community
We are excited to announce we have been selected to join the inaugural cohort of the GreenCheck Network! GreenCheck is a climate action network run by passionate students from Yale-NUS university in Singapore.
This low tech solution can dry herbs, fruits, and veggies without any electricity. Drying helps produce last longer for families. Plus, farmers get better prices for value added products (like herb mixes and dried fruit) than selling harvests straight out of the ground.
We built a dry composting toilet for the community permaculture center. This is an ecological solution that treats human waste without using water. This means we don't waste clean drinking water to flush toilets. We also we don't contaminate the local river with our wastewater.
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