Improved lives

It was incredible to see how these people’s lives changed over the previous five years. The people in Caserío Guaje, Santo Tomas, live on a hillside where they plant their crops. It is incredibly steep! They used to carry buckets of water from the creek below to irrigate their crops. It was unbelievably hard work with few results.

After they started working with ACIDES, they installed a water catchment tank on top of the hill with an electric pump to draw water from the river to the top. ACIDES also brought in additional resources to provide a stable source of electricity to the village. The villagers of ACOMANZANA were then able to plant on both sides of the mountain, feed their families, and sell the excess in the markets. The youth began raising chickens to provide protein for their families and to sell in the markets. Additionally, their community building was completed with a kitchen, an office, and storage. These improvements transformed their lives!

bookmark_flower We are impressed with ACIDES and the people of Caserio Guaje, for their resilience and determination!