The work of Señora Miriam is an unexpected, positive outcome of this story. She is a 49-year-old women who lives in extreme poverty in the village of Santa Teresa. She saw the school garden as an opportunity to improve the health and nutrition of her community. She works hard every day in the garden and helps it to grow and flourish. With Miriam’s support, Santa Teresa now has the largest garden of all the participating schools. She even took her knowledge from her work in the school garden to start a garden at her own home. Miriam is now an example of leadership in her community. She is a unique outcome of the chain of positive impact that has occurred since Gus and Elena embarked on this journey.
Thank you for being an important link in this story of inspiration. On behalf of Etta Projects, Gus & Elena, the students & teachers of Santa Teresa, and Señora Miriam — we thank you!!!
P.S. The picture is of Señora Miriam and Etta Projects’ Agriculturist, Rodrigo Paz, at work in the school garden!
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