In September 2006, Pueblo Partisans began community consultations in the indigenous community of Tanhoc, an agricultural co-operative in the departamento de Petén, northeastern Guatemala (map PDF).
These discussions carried the primary goal of understanding the community’s core strengths and potential areas of growth. Pueblo Partisans paid specific attention to women and youth during the consultation process. The discussions where conducted in Q’eqchi’, with the assistance of native speaker, community member and current Pueblo Partisans - Guatemala Rural Coordinator, Francisco Cuz.
The consultations led to the creation of collaborative projects with the dual goals of increasing land security and educational achievement.
Within this project are several that involve developing agriculture in Tanhoc.
On occasion, volunteers participate in projects organized by Pueblo Partisans. Read more.
Projects for growing squash (for their seeds) and vegetables (to sell in the market at Petén) have been developed, in order to provide food for the residence of Tanhoc and to boost the economy of the Cooperative.
Several projects have already been completed. Read more.