Commission from El Salvador visits Solidarity Economy Project in Belen Gualcho


The Solidarity Economy Project financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and implemented by the Honduras Brotherhood Association (Asociación Hermandad de Honduras in Spanish) in the Ocotepeque Department, recently received the visit of a commission of youngsters from El Salvador who came to share experiences regarding processes to transform vegetables into canned products.

During two weeks, Beatriz Pineda and Nidia Ruth García of FUNPROCOP in El Salvador, shared canning techniques with 12 women members of the food processing microenterprise “El Cedro” established in the Municipality of Belen Gualcho.

This exchange was organized as part of the Solidarity Economy Project, currently supported by Volgens, an NGO of the Belgian Cooperation, which includes several farmers enterprises in Central America.

Funded by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras, the Solidarity Economy Project is offering greater opportunities for agriculture development to nearly 72 small men and women producers of the Lenca Ethnic Group, currently residing in the buffer zones of Celaque National Park and the Guisayote Biological Reserve, in the municipalities of Belén Gualcho and San Francisco del Valle, in the Ocotepeque Department.




2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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