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Maria Josefina - Guatemala © Lys Arango
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Maria Josefina : Fighting and machismo

She has overcome the barriers of prevailing machismo and illiteracy to which the members of its community La Ceiba Talquezal, in Jocotán, the Guatemalan department of Chiquimula, are concerned.

 

This woman, single mother of 4 children after her husband abandoned them, has become the secretary of the bank of seeds of her region, a project of Action against Hunger that seeks to expand the diversity of products in the family diet and stabilize prices. With the accumulation and distribution of the grain, the cost of these products is avoided during the months of scarcity. “It has been a great help for us,” she says.

Maria Josefina - Guatemala © Lys Arango pour Action contre la Faim

Guatemala

© Lys Arango pour Action contre la Faim

Maria Josefina - Guatemala © Lys Arango pour Action contre la Faim

Guatemala

© Lys Arango pour Action contre la Faim

Maria Josefina - Guatemala © Lys Arango pour Action contre la Faim

Guatemala

© Lys Arango pour Action contre la Faim

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“Now I have a little garden where I put chard, beans and medicinal plants. Today we eat much better, to the point that my youngest son has been named model child for his good nutritional status, “she adds proudly. “What I most want is a better future for my children,” she concludes.

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