Six municipalities of Guatemala will replicate the Best Families Program
The local government of Tiquisate, Escuintla, located at 146 kilometers (91 milles) at the South of Guatemala, signed the agreement for the transfer of the methodology of the Better Families program of the Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar- making it the sixth municipality to implement this successful program to promote Nutritional Food Security.
Since the beginning of the transfer of the program, 36 facilitators from the Municipal Directorate for Women and the Municipal Office for Nutritional Food Security have been trained of the municipalities of Escuintla, Masagua, La Democracia and La Gomera; Escuintla and San Lorenzo, Suchitepequez.
The objective is that municipal facilitators can teach the women of their localty the best practices for the proper selection, preparation, and consumption of food. As well as educating mothers in preventive health with sustainable actions to improve the conditions of their children, family and community.
Through this program, the implementation of inter-institutional coordination mechanisms for Food and Nutrition Security in the signatory municipalities is facilitated. Each municipality has signed a cooperation agreement with Fundazucar for a period of 15 consecutive months.