Building and operating a women's community bread oven business.

Being able to provide bread as a food staple in Sarstún region, Guatemala

The necessary money and equipment to start a business is difficult to attain in the poor Mayan region of Sarstún, Guatemala

Women in the Mayan region of Sarstún, Guatemala do not have the necessary resources to start a sustainable business.  


Provide the resources to start a sustainable business for women in the Sarstún, Guatemala

S.H.A.R.E. is providing the funds to build a bread making oven. S.H.A.R.E. is also supplying start-up materials for women run a bread baking business. To ensure the business is successful, women from four communities will be trained how to operate a successful bread making business. 

Entrepreneurship knowledge can be shared within the community and can be an inspiration to other women in the community to start a small business.

Project Contact Details

Project Leader: Carl Fletcher

As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.'s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves. Upon retirement from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, I volunteered as a Projects Committee member. I am now Project Manager for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras projects. I am a Professional Agrologist and a Canadian Association of Farm Advisors member. I value that each S.H.A.R.E. project requires the beneficiaries to Pass on a benefit to others in recognition of the help the project has given them.


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Aprosarstun is S.H.A.R.E.'s partner in Guatemala. Aprosarstun is a Mayan Q'eqchi' organization promoting sustainable development in the Sarstun river protected area of southeast Guatemala. Their mission is to improve livelihoods of the communities in the Sarstún watershed region while protecting the rich biodiversity and ecology.


Women gain entrepreneurial experience and prestige by running the bread baking business in the Sarstún area of Municipality of Livingston, Guatemala.  

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