Sowing Opportunities encourages self-sustainability, meaning that individuals learn skills to support themselves so that they move out of poverty. Maimonides says the highest form of charity is helping people to help themselves, in that the person no longer lives by relying upon others. It is the intention of Sowing Opportunities to fulfill that promise, starting with the Chili Pepper Project.
"Last summer we went to Guatemala and I got to meet my birth mother. At first I felt nervous, but the nerves went away. When I first saw her, I was going to hug her, but before I got the chance, she hugged me first, but my hands were down, so I couldn’t really hug back! I think we were in that moment for two or three minutes. I was laughing, I don’t know why…”
Sowing Opportunities stands for the dignity of human life and respects all members of the community with an open heart. Our Guatemalan partner NGO’s name, CorGuate, means Corazones en Acción por Guatemala (or Actions of the Heart for Guatemala)...
Cultivating self-sustainability in rural Guatemala
Sowing Opportunities seeks to cultivate self-sustainability, education, and wellness in rural Guatemala – one village at a time.
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Sowing Opportunities is focused on the village of Chajmaic, Guatemala developing greenhouse agriculture for food security and livelihood.
In early March 2021, Alfonso Gómez started a mini-greenhouse, planting Swiss chard, in the hopes of beginning a small greenhouse project.
However, it didn’t sprout because the people of Chajmaic didn’t have the on-site technical support. Sowing Opportunities is working on making that a reality, even incrementally. This is difficult to achieve because of the remoteness of the region. > Read Full Post