In implementing the Project for an Integrated System of Production
Community Organization …the Key to Success!

 
     
 

 

Ocotepeque.- With enthusiasm and anticipation, residents of  communities included in the  project to implement an Integrated System of Production in Belen Gualcho have initiated the excavation works for the main connecting line that will be taking irrigation water to the vegetable plots located at the Celaque high grounds.

The two key elements needed to make the project a success are being provided by the beneficiaries: a heart-felt motivation from the part of the local Lenca men and women - that perceive the project as the response to improve their system of production and an open door to access competitive markets nationwide- and community organization.

 
 

Loading the tents to be used for their stay in the mountain.

     
 

As the project implementers, Project Global Village and MCA-Honduras have organized groups of 50 members (men and women) who will have to get through as far as to the border of Celaque National Park in order to initiate the water connection works and to open the channel that will supply irrigation water for an area of 18 kilometers. The project will benefit 250 men and 50 women farmers currently residing in the area.

 
     
 

Tents, food, medicines and technical staff will accompany the first group that will remain for five days in the mountain, before being replaced by a second one. “ It is a total adventure ” said Vidal Lanza, the Project Coordinator, explaining that before reaching the exact excavation site, the groups will have to travel almost 6 kilometers inside the mountain.

 

   
 

Community leaders loading the equipment for the camping sites.

 


 


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