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Vista Hermosa, Tecpán

Community Life: Quick Facts 

  • 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. 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 this was the main reason to found the new village.
  • 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:

ABPD/ALDEA started to work in this community in July 2017, finding that the 67 percent of the children under 2 years old suffer from chronic malnutrition. We expect a significant reduction in the short term through the implementation of our integrated approach:

Photos by Javier Borrayo

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