JORGE OBISPO MORALES PÉREZ, AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM
We managed to prevent more emigration and child malnutrition
Jorge Obispo Morales Pérez is a farmer who perfectly knows the problems of frosts, droughts, and hailstorms that contributed to phenomena such as emigration in his community. Originally from the farm La Unión, San José Ojetenam, now is dedicated to the production of honey with an apiary that established with the support of FUNDAP. However, in their region they have suffered problems like loss of crops, unemployment, reduction of income, and malnutrition, which have forced many families to emigrate temporarily.
“It has also been possible to improve
and change the habits of the community“
In these communities they depend on the rainy season to produce their products and the climate is unstable. With the help of the Foundation they received support with apiaries, greenhouses, equipment, technical assistance, training, forest protection, and a forest nursery, generating jobs and economic income to avoid emigration. This support was vital to reintegrate families, but as Jorge affirms, it has also been possible to improve and change the habits of the community, improving the nutrition and health of the children thanks to this support of the Agricultural Program and persistent work.