Women Farmers sign commitment letter to diversify production

In Marcala

Marcala, La Paz. About 46 women producers from the communities of Mezcalito, Fátima and Tres Cruces in the municipality of Marcala in La Paz Department, signed on July 18, 2009, a commitment letter to implement the Productive Diversification Project, financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and executed through the organization called COOMUPL/Progressio.

“Productive Diversification” is expected to install irrigation systems in areas intended for horticulture production, providing local beneficiaries with water supply connections, storage tanks and all related water conduction and distribution piping.


Moments in which Mrs. Santos Felicita Velásquez, a producer from Mezcalito, stamps her fingerprint on the document, as a proof of her commitment to support the Project.

Women farmers attending the event held to sign the Commitment Letter.

By signing this commitment, these women producers are formally compromising themselves to actively participate in the Project by providing workforce in several tasks required for the installation of the irrigation system.

The signing of this commitment letter will benefit around local 100 families involved in horticulture production. The event also served to define the areas to be assigned to each participant for irrigation purposes.

The Project is being implemented by the mixed cooperative “United to Progress” (COOMUPL for its Spanish acronym), in association with the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR/PROGRESSIO).


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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