When we heard the public school in San Marcos was hosting a multi-city teachers meeting, inviting teachers from all around Lake Atitlan, we jumped on the chance to meet with educators from other communities. Daisy, our Executive Director, spoke to over 200 teachers and administrators about One Egg a Day, and our vision for how to end the 70% child malnutrition … Continue reading Bringing ‘One Egg a Day’ to three new schools
It’s been ONE YEAR since we became a 501(c)3 and hit the ground running – designing sustainable programs that empower the community of San Marcos la Laguna.
2018 was a big first year for us:
We fed 55,000 eggs to 385 students. . .
It’s the season when people make the most charitable donations. Some suggest that 30% of all donations are made in December, with almost 12% donated in the last 3 days of the year! By considering a few important factors, you can ensure your donation has the GREATEST IMPACT possible. Before donating to an organization, consider: How … Continue reading Amplify Your Impact: How to Be a Smart Donor This Holiday Season
Meet Brenda Leticia aka Leti, our first farm employee. Leti tends the chickens, collecting eggs and conducting general coop maintenance. Having her own source of income is an exciting accomplishment for Leti! This is a first step in Leti gaining financial independence AND it allows her to help with family expenses for her parents and siblings, totaling 10, all living under one roof.
White bread and heavily-sugared coffee start the day for Maria, her husband, and the 9 kids and grandkids that live in their 2 bedroom house. . . when there’s money. With the expenses of feeding eleven mouths, and with 2 children traveling to another village for school, money and food are a constant worry for Maria and her family. Maria tells us what the One Egg a Day school nutrition program means to her.
It’s been one month since the start of One Egg a Day, and we’ve given away 8,280 eggs to date!