In the summer of 2016, Alexandra Frank, Counterpart’s External Relations Manager, visited partner communities throughout the Western Highlands of Guatemala and had the opportunity to speak with some of the families working with our Food for Progress team. To date, Counterpart had provided 226 organizational development trainings to farmers, and 124 farming cooperatives across all levels of production in industries ranging from coffee to vegetables to livestock. These seven stories celebrate the success of these communities in the face of many challenges.
With generous support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Counterpart International is working in more than 35 communities across Guatemala, providing training and capacity building to increase sustainable agricultural techniques in rural communities, increase production, and improve livelihoods of indigenous rural farmers.
All photographs in the series were taken by Bryan Clifton.