ELIAM BETUEL VICENTE, AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM
Training is key to generating opportunities
Eliam Betuel Vicente, seventeen, spent a lot of time looking for temporary work among the nine coffee estates surrounding his home. Originally from the Palmira agrarian community in Colomba Costa Cuca (Quetzaltenango), his needs and those of his family were greater than the offer obtained, besides the difficuly and the risk that this work demanded. However, one day the director of his institute called him to discuss the opportunity to receive training on agriculture, livestock, and environmental aspects from the Agricultural Program of FUNDAP.
“For eight months he acquired
the necessary knowledge to undertake“
For eight months he acquired the necessary knowledge to try to improve the production of coffee in his own plots. Thanks to this training and the degree in Agricultural and Environmental Promoters he has been able to implement a nursery of five hundred plants of grafted coffee to carry out renovations on their land, as well as other tasks to achieve an adequate and sustainable agronomic management that increases production. Eliam is convinced that participating in these trainings and applying his techniques have been key to improving the situation for his family and generating job opportunities. We hope you can fulfill your personal goal: pay for your studies with the work of the plot and make it sustainable, because his dream is contagious.