Asociación BPD

Registered association
(+502) 7839-7794

The Association was established in Guatemala in 2006, and works in the Chimaltenango area with a main focus on reducing chronic child malnutrition in rural areas.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Indigenous peoples, Elderly, Disabled, Youth
Youth, Children at risk, Family, Health, Water and sanitation
Chimaltenango (Tecpán, San Juan Comalapa)

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Francisco Enríquez
Executive Director
(+502) 5865-6358
Pat O'Connor
President
(+502) 3005-8165
Johanna Cap
Field Supervisor
(+502) 3047-6423
Locations
1a avenida 3-50, 
Zona 2
Chimaltenango, 
Chimaltenango, 
4001

Mission, vision & values

Mission

Our mission is to promote comprehensive development services that improve the well-being of low-income families, especially in rural Mayan areas.

Vision

That communities are empowered and capable of achieving sustainable, culturally relevant and equitable development that guarantees their right to health and well-being.

Values
We value association with communities, community empowerment, strategic alliances, evidence-based interventions, sustainable development, and learning and knowledge.

Products, services, and programs

Programs

Comprehensive program focused on reducing chronic childhood malnutrition, with training in nutrition, food production, leadership and community empowerment, family planning, hygiene and health. Home gardens, dairy goats, clean water, basic sanitation are worked and family planning methods are provided.

Organizational detail

Founded: 
2008
Number of employees: 
11-25
Funding: 
Private donations
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

Chronic child malnutrition. There is notable evidence of indicators at the national level, which show chronic malnutrition as the main health problem in Guatemala for children under 5 years of age.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

Chronic child malnutrition has been reduced by up to 15% in rural communities of Chimaltenango. Some 75,000 people have directly benefited from the program implemented by ABPD, in 5 municipalities of the department.

Impact measuring

Indicators have been designed to measure aspects such as: reduction of chronic malnutrition, access to animal protein and micronutrients, access to drinking water, reduction in the incidence of gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases, number of women in decision-making positions, and much more.

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and / or structure, Key offerings, Location
Organizational adaptation details

Size and/or structure

The size of the organization has been growing over the years, it began with little funding and few personnel, and this has been increasing gradually. 

Key offerings

The program has been adapting to a better understanding of the needs in the communities, offering services that were not initially part of the program, and eliminating others that were not seen to have the expected impact. 

Location

Regarding location, they worked in San Martín Jilotepeque and later Patzún was included. A few years later he stopped working in the first municipality and Santa Apololonia joined. Later, he left Patzún and Tecpán joined, to finally leave Santa Apolonia and incorporate San Juan Comalapa. The fact of leaving a municipality is because most of the communities have been covered.

Short term objectives

Growth

We are investigating expansion possibilities towards Quiché or Sololá, but we are in the early stages, slowed down by the pandemic situation. 

Quality

Our indicators and monitoring and evaluation system are constantly reviewed, in order to improve the quality of our program, this is done every year. 

Impact

We partner with other institutions and health centers so that our impact is greater, we cannot do everything and we are not experts in everything that is needed to have a notable and permanent impact on the issue of chronic childhood malnutrition.

Long term objectives

Growth

Eventually expanding to Quiché or Sololá. 

Quality

Continue to collect information through external and internal evaluations, and the community support council that we have, which gives us feedback from the villages on the quality of our work. 

Impact

Listen to families and incorporate new fields of intervention, according to demand and identified needs.