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Concepcion at the garden and nutrition program.

Concepcion is just one of the women benefiting from our programs in rural Guatemala, where she lives with her husband and five children. With the closest market over 30 kilometers away, she used to make the day-long trip only when money allowed, returning home with a few vegetables, instant soups, pork rinds and some white rice.

Six months ago, we launched a local garden and nutrition program in Concepcion's area to help mothers like her get access to better food in their own community. Now Concepcion is one of 28 local women who come every day to tend the gardens, learn new recipes and take home fresh produce for their children.

"I rarely go to the market anymore," says Concepcion with a smile, "and I cook three healthy meals a day for my children."

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