We are excited to announce CIELO will be sponsoring CEPC Toliman's first paid employee.
Until now, CEPC Toliman has been run on an entirely volunteer basis. Since 2018, Ramiro, the founder, and his family have dedicated a tremendous effort to building and maintaining the community center to improve their community.
Starting in February, CIELO will be sponsoring a full-time staff member for CEPC Toliman to oversee operations and maintenance of the community center. This position will be filled by Jose Fransisco, a young man who has grown up in the Quixaya valley and has been part of growing the community center.
Jose's responsibilities will include maintaining the on-site permaculture systems, coordinating educational workshops, and monthly reporting. He will responsible for taking care of CEPC Toliman's:
composting and greywater treatment systems
classroom, kitchen, swimming pool
Here's a quick note from Jose:
"During my time working at the agroecology center, I have learned a lot about permaculture, aquaponics and agroecology. For me, this type of work with the community is very important. I work with animals, plants, different ecosystems and microclimates. This has taught me the importance of working with nature and seeking solutions to people's needs. It's important to create productive areas that will help our community become self-sufficient. I also know a little bit about cooking and customer service, including helping people learn more about permaculture and agroecology. It is my pleasure to be part of this very important work."
COVID19 Response: Direct Aid to Families in Quixaya
Thanks to generous contributions from our donors & the dedicated efforts of CEPC Toliman on the ground, we were able to provide emergency food aid and sanitary supplies for the Mayan community of Quixaya as they endure a devastating outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Contribute via Venmo by sending funds to our account @CIELO-Global
Here's an easy way to support CIELO and our work in Guatemala: you can register us as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile. A small percentage of your Amazon shopping will automatically go to CIELO, at no additional cost to you. It only takes a minute!
Either use the 'shop now' button below, or go to: smile.amazon.com/ and select us as your charity of choice. You can find us by searching for "CIELO Honolulu"
Remember to shop using the link above for all Amazon purchases in the future. That's it! So easy!