Vista Hermosa

Community Life:

  • Vista Hermosa is located 22 miles from the municipal seat of Tecpán, Chimaltenango, and is made up of 65 families.
  • “Vista Hermosa” means “beautiful view” in Spanish. The community was named this way because of its location and views of the mountains.
  • The village was founded in 2008. These families lived in another village and their children had to walk a long distance to get to school, so they started a new community.
  • The primary income activity in the village is the production of corn, beans, French beans and broccoli, as well as some fruit trees such as: peach, plum, lemon, and orange. Some men are also masons or work for farms around the community for $7 a day.
  • There is a school in the village, which offers grades from kindergarten to sixth. About 70 children attend this school.
  • Half of the population is Catholic and half is evangelical.
  • There is a health post in the community where people can receive medical attention once a month for common diseases, as well as vaccinations.
  • All the houses have electricity.
  • Ninety percent of the roads around the village are dirt and they are in good condition most of the year.

Our Partnership:

We partnered with Vista Hermosa from July of 2017 through June of 2019 to complete the following programs:

  • Community Mobilization and EmpowermentComplete
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene:  Complete
  • Food Security (Sustainable Agriculture)Complete
  • Nutrition: Complete
  • Family PlanningComplete
  • Disaster Risk Reduction: Complete

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