Mexico-funded project aims to end hunger in rural Toledo

School cafeteria opened in Santa Elena village

School cafeteria opened in Santa Elena village

Wednesday, November 22, 2017. A school cafeteria and garden project was inaugurated in three rural villages of the Toledo district on Friday of last week.

Official ceremonies were held in Santa Elena village; but the initiative will benefit children in Pueblo Viejo, Santa Elena, Santa Cruz and San Antonio villages.

Close to seven hundred students stand to benefit from the project, which is funded by Mexico as part of the Mesoamerica Without Hunger initiative.

Villagers witness inauguration of cafeteria

The Mesoamerica Without Hunger project was approved by regional leaders at the 2015 Tuxla meeting and was officially launched a year later.

Its overall goal is to strengthen food and nutrition security in Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.