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In Guatemala 50% of children suffer from chronic malnutrition – the 4th highest figure in the world. On top of that, only 25% of the population cultivate their own fruit and vegetables, with 65% of the population only eating fruit and vegetable once a week. This is exacerbated in El Paredon, where there is limited opportunity to buy fruit and vegetables in the village, with a fresh food truck coming just once a week.
To counter this issue La Choza Chula teamed up with Surf for Life volunteers, Lynne Zaledonis and Justine Crosby Galloway, to build a garden at the secondary school. Now the garden needs additional infrastructure, including creating a solar water pump, compost area, walls, fencing, seed propagation area, and more. These added elements will ensure the garden is robust and will last well into the future.