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Chiquex, Santa Apolonia

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: Chiquex’s Progress to Date

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