CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crop damage after Agatha - Guatemala

We have been able to go out and see the extent of the damage after Agatha. It is believed that all the maiz crops, for the staple tortillas, have been pretty much destroyed. Following on from last year's disastrous crop, this doesn't bode well for the rest of the year - yes, that is someone in the centre of the photo.

Thanks to fundraising by previous and current volunteers, we have been able to buy emergency food for each family, and will undertake a seed scheme for the families, looking further into the future, and also repairing structural damage and looking at ways to prevent the housing damage in the future.

A huge thanks to everyone who has helped, a tremendous effort and thankyou all. Cheers.


How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects