Fundación LuzAgro

Foundation
(+502) 2302-4016

LuzAgro is a Guatemalan foundation that was created in 2020 in order to improve the quality of life of families and agricultural communities through reliable programs and tools that will promote their development.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Indigenous peoples
Education, Health, Agriculture
Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Chimaltenango, Escuintla, Quiché, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Jalapa, Suchitepéquez, San Marcos, Sololá, Santa Rosa

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Isabel Dedet
Co-Founder
(+502) 2302-4016
Locations
Ciudad Cayalá, Distrito Moda, 
Zone 16
Guatemala City, 
Guatemala, 
01016
Building G Of. 201

Mission, vision & values

Mission

Develop effective and sustainable programs that support families in the agricultural sector in vulnerable situations, with the tools, knowledge and resources necessary to improve their quality of life.

Vision

By 2030, to have developed agricultural communities in the interior of the country with prosperous, healthy and educated families.

Values
We value commitment, solidarity, gratitude, sustainability, and transparency.

Products, services, and programs

Services

We still do not have fixed services, we manage specific projects that are based on nutrition, health, education and productivity.

Programs

We currently have the 'Alimentando a los Nuestro' Program that aims to support institutions, mostly in the Chimaltenango area, that work with people in vulnerable situations such as abandoned children in a phase of malnutrition and the elderly who do not have family members.

We are developing two other programs, the first is "Breaking the Vicious Circle of Malnutrition" and "Bringing clean water to families".

Organizational detail

Founded: 
2020
Number of employees: 
0-10
Funding: 
Corporate donations, Fundraising
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

We focus on bringing health to communities, fighting malnutrition and educating farmers to increase their production so they can improve their income. We give importance to women as the heart of the home and we work so that children have an education.

Health, Nutrition, Education and Productivity are our pillars and were chosen based on the most important needs that have been evidenced after almost 20 years of experience of Detpon and Arlusa (of whom we are the social arm), when working with small and medium-sized companies, producers of non-traditional agricultural crops found in the Highlands, North, Center and Southeast of the country.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

We are a very young organization, however in November 2020, we donated 670 boxes of food with products from the basic basket to families of small producers located in San Juan Chamelco, Alta Verapaz. Villages El Chochal, Chichalum and Torlon in Huehuetenango. Uspantán El Quiché, San Marcos and Aldea El Astillero in Jalapa, these were sectors strongly affected by the storms ETA and IOTA, these beneficiary families have an average of 7 members, which is why we impacted 4,690 people.

Impact measuring

We keep the information of what is donated in a database, we ask for testimonials and photos from the organizations to which we donate.

In the case of future projects, we are clear that metrics are very important, so for each case we will adapt the necessary measurement tools to document the impact we have, in fact we are in the process of closing an alliance with the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala who are research specialists and will support us with implementing the tools.

Short term objectives

Growth

Regarding alliances, we want to make 4 significant alliances that support the two projects that we want to implement and have our own platform for donations.

Quality

Improve our communication and information on Social Networks and also with how we will communicate with our target population.

Impact

We seek to have the necessary funds to be able to start with our own the two projects that we have to implement: Breaking the vicious circle of malnutrition and Bringing clean water to families.

Long term objectives

Growth

Have a specific program for each pillar.

Quality

Have a more robust platform with strategic alliances, personnel and financing strategy that allows us to develop and execute our projects.

Impact

Have active projects that are running in the 72 villages where Detpon and Arlusa have a presence.