- 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.
We partnered with Vista Hermosa from July of 2017 through June of 2019 to complete the following programs:
- Community Mobilization and Empowerment: Complete
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: Complete
- Food Security (Sustainable Agriculture): Complete
- Nutrition: Complete
- Family Planning: Complete
- Disaster Risk Reduction: Complete
Photos by Javier Borrayo