Leaders of UTC visit MCA-Honduras
Tegucigalpa, August 15th, 2007.- Representatives of the female sector of the campesino
organization UTC (Unión de Trabajadores del Campo) visited MCA-Honduras offices to obtain first-hand information regarding current project implementation and possibilities to be included as beneficiaries.
Ms. Delia Aguilar and Ms. María Pérez -UTC Secretary and Legal Adviser, respectively- met with MCA-Honduras credit and grants specialists, who provided information on the Program organization, especially regarding the Rural Development Project, and the technical assistance provided by the Farmers Training and Development Activity (FTDA).
During the meeting, visitors received written information on FTDA, as well as indications to establish contact with FINTRAC specialists in charge of providing guidance and assessing producers complying with requirements to participate in the program.
Daniel Meza y Wilmer Sánchez de MCA-Honduras dieron la bienvenida a Delia Aguilar y María Pérez.
It was explained that even though MCA-Honduras is currently conducting the first round to award the grants, a second round will be probably held in February 2008, in which they would be welcome to submit their proposal, whose main requirement would be to qualify as a public or semipublic project.
UTC integrates 400 campesino associations which represent 10 thousand affiliates distributed nationwide. Ms. Aguilar and Ms. Pérez expressed their interest in locating funds for cattle rising and horticultural production. In their search for funding and assistance, they have been approaching several institutions involved in development, expecting to be incorporated in their projects.
Through the Farmers Training and Development Activity, MCA-Honduras is actually opened to all individuals presenting the necessary requirements to be transformed into innovative and dynamic producers. For more information on FTDA, we invite you to read the program’s monthly updates appearing in our web site.