Community Life:

  • Chiquex is located 2.5 miles from the municipal seat of Santa Apolonia, and is made up of 136 families.
  • Chiquex means “give change,” because many years ago there was a person in this place that provided this service, give change to people with big bills, giving small ones or coins.
  • The main productive activity in the village is agriculture, especially corn and beans, but also: potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage.
  • There is a pre-school and primary school (1st to 6th grades) in the community, attended by 110 children.
  • 30 percent of the roads are dirt in very bad condition, and the rest are paved. 

Integrated Approach to Development: We began our partnership with Chiquex in July 2016, and in June 2018 they completed our programs, including:

  • Community Mobilization and Empowerment
  • Nutrition
  • Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Food Security (Sustainable Agriculture)
  • Family Planning
  • Disaster Risk Reduction

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