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.
Organizational contacts & locations
Mission, vision & values
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.
By 2030, to have developed agricultural communities in the interior of the country with prosperous, healthy and educated families.
Products, services, and programs
We still do not have fixed services, we manage specific projects that are based on nutrition, health, education and productivity.
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".
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
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.
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.
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.
Improve our communication and information on Social Networks and also with how we will communicate with our target population.
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.
Have a specific program for each pillar.
Have a more robust platform with strategic alliances, personnel and financing strategy that allows us to develop and execute our projects.
Have active projects that are running in the 72 villages where Detpon and Arlusa have a presence.