Congratulations to Rosemary Trent – Pueblo a Pueblo: www.puebloapueblo.org, nominated by a Chocolate Lover like you!
Here’s what Adam has to say about this fearless organization:
“Pueblo a Pueblo is responsible for instilling powerful grassroots programs which empower rural communities. Their hands on approach is capacity building at it’s finest and provides the necessary tools for truly sustainable community development. They are certainly changemakers and the work is absolutely inspiring.”
A little more info:
Our mission is to improve the health, education and food security of families in Indigenous and rural communities in Latin America. We seek to strengthen vulnerable families by serving women and children, with an emphasis on Indigenous peoples in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala and other rural, coffee-growing communities in Latin America through integrated, school-based health & education programs.
Pueblo a Pueblo’s Values
Pueblo a Pueblo was founded on the belief that meaningful and sustainable change requires the commitment and active involvement of the individual, community or organization that will benefit from that change.
Pueblo a Pueblo strives to deepen values such as personal responsibility, self-respect, careful stewardship of resources, collaboration and creative problem-solving.
Rosemary Trent, Executive Director
Rosemary Trent began her career in development more than two decades ago, working with CentralAmerican refugees in Washington, D.C. She spent 16 years living and working (for World Teach, the School for International Training, Peace Corps and Plan International) in countries where coffee is a major industry, including Kenya, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico, and she has a keen understanding of the challenges of vulnerable children and their families. During her 5 years in Kenya, she started a pottery program for children living in Nairobi’s third largest slum, and her daily runs took her by a coffee farm that bordered the area.
Rosemary has been Executive Director of Pueblo a Pueblo since 2008, leading a team committed to improving the lives of indigenous Guatemalan women and children. Over the past five years, she has created and grown successful grassroots programs that partner with rural primary schools and local government to provide access to education, health care, improved nutrition and food security in coffee growing communities.”