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Cojulyá, Santa Apolonia

Community Life:

  • The village is located almost 2.5 miles from the county seat of Santa Apolonia. It is made up of 80 families.
  • 60 percent of the population is Catholic and 40 percent is evangelical.
  • 70 percent of the population are non-indigenous and 30 percent are indigenous.
  •  There’s a primary school, which offers education from pre-school through sixth grade.
  • Cojulya’s name means “between waters.”
  • For medical services, people need to travel to Tecpán, using public transportation which is available every day.
  • The community has had electric service for 20 years.
  • The families from Cojulyá are mainly engaged in subsistence agriculture, producing corn and beans for their own consumption, without a surplus that they can sell.

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


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