CSR

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

In BANASA we want to see our neighboring communities grow and develop. That is why we support them with social programs and encourage and empower people to participate in their own development. We give them support to manage the State’s projects and resources for the benefit of their growth and development.

BANASA’s social programs are focused on health, education, citizen participation, infrastructure, disaster prevention and environment.

Programs

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One banana a day change your life

In order to help reduce malnutrition in the area and improve food security, BANASA donates bananas to public schools during the school year. It also creates partnerships with government institutions and civil society to train and empower mothers and teachers on preventive health and nutrition.

This project was awarded by Unilever International Awards with a Big Tick.

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Infrastructure

BANASA helps maintain community roads and main routes as well as repair schools and bridges.

 

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Local Coordinator for Disaster Reduction -COLRED-

Along with the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction CONRED and Community Development Committees, COCODES, FRUTERA has created a network with local stakeholders and the Local Coordinator for Disaster Reduction -COLRED- to support communities in case of natural disasters and organize them to learn on how to react in case of a disaster.

 

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Medical event and deworming days

In coordination with the Ministry of Health and NGOs, BANASA carries out medical event days in neighboring communities, Read more

Fumigación

Fumigation rounds

Fumigation rounds are held in the farms and the communities to prevent diseases such as dengue and others caused by mosquitoes and insects.

 

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Scholarships

BANASA brings annual economic support to the Endowment Fund for the Agricultural Development in Guatemala -FDDAG- giving scholarships to rural area students who wish to study at El Zamorano.

 

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Education

By paying teachers, donating computers, desks and school supplies; painting schools, training teachers, and other activities, FRUTERA contributes to the development of rural education.

 

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Training

Ongoing labor training development programs are carried out at all levels, from the board of directors to the field workers. Among the subjects taught are: human values, HIV/AIDS prevention, civics, ethics and technical subjects.

 

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Happy Families

The Happy Families Food Security Program aims to reduce infant mortality caused by malnutrition. The program teaches women about nutrition and maternal health, among other topics.

CSR Pillars

The Social Responsibility program is focused on four pillars: