APAS Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.


To increase the harvest and provide more food for families, 279 farmers were trained in processing their grains and properly storing them in dry, pest-free containers. To help families sell their agricultural and livestock products and improve their income, we provided farmers with education on marketing and small business management. 253 boys and girls ages under age 2 have completed the basic vaccination requirements, as a result of our work with healthcare providers. 186 pregnant women were educated about the importance of breastfeeding for the first six months of life to boost their children's nutrition and immune system. 113 families now have sanitary latrines, as part of our efforts to improve community sanitation and improve health for children and adults. 610 young boys and girls were enrolled in preschool in order to achieve the academic and socialization skills necessary to thrive in primary school. 22 schools were provided with new resources, such as furniture, books, and supplies, in order to improve children's learning environments.

Cross-cutting issues

Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Environment, Protection, Peace, Disability, Advocacy


  • Guatemala>Jutiapa


  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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