The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club initiated Rotary Foundation sponsored global grants in partnership with Guatemala Sur Rotary Club, District 4250 in 2011. A summary and status of six major grants implemented during the ten-year period, with budgets totaling $1,450,000, can be reviewed by clicking the "Read More" button below.
Guatemala Based Global Grants 
A Ten-Year History
Lead International Club – Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, D-6440
Contact:  Narayan Murarka, npmurarka@comcast.net  847-220-3846
Lead Host Club – Guatemala Sur Rotary Club, D-4250
Contact:  TRF Trustee, Jorge Aufranc, jaufranc@corporacioninstatec.com  502-3026-2652
Rotary year 2011-2012
GG25333**
Funding Level - $58,000
GG25643**
Funding Level - $154,000
Host Club:  Guatemala Sur Rotary Club
Host Club:  Guatemala Sur Rotary Club
Program Objectives
Program Objectives
1.  Install a Mechanical Cow at Proximos Pasos Girls Elementary School, Santa Maria de Jesus to provide soy milk to children for nutrition             
2.  Develop an okara based microenterprise business
3.  Install Machine Shop and Wood Shop equipment at Vida y Esperanza Vocational School at Santa Lucía Milpas Altas.
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1.  Mirna Perez, Principal of Proximos Pasos School highlighted this project at RI convention in Lisbon, 2013 to over 17,000 Rotarians.
2.  RIPE Gary Huang visited the project site.
 
 
 
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project at Nine Elementary Schools in Sumpango involving: 
1.  Pipe in water to the school.
2.  Install Chlorinator. 
3.  Build Drink Stations.
4.  Build Flush Toilets with septic system. 
5.  Provide Water Filters.
6.  Improve kitchen facilities.
7.  Hygiene Training.
8.  Provide Computers
9.  General – Roof repairs, painting, etc.
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1.  Mr. Jorge Luis Chiquito, Principal of El Tunino School, Sumpango highlighted this project at the Rotary International Assembly held in January 2013 in San Diego.
2.  RIPE Gary Huang visited the project site at Santa Marta School in August 2013.
 
**Thanks for the support of District 6420 leadership, the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club (even being part of a non-pilot district) was able to carry out these projects during the three-year (2011-14) Future Vision Pilot program of the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Guatemala Based Global Grants
A Ten-Year History
Lead International Club – Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, D-6440
Lead Host Club – Guatemala Sur Rotary Club, D-4250
Rotary Year 2013-2014
GG1411300
Funding Level - $194,000
Rotary Year 2015-2016
GG1525739
Funding Level - $175,000
Host Club:  Guatemala Sur Rotary Club
Host Club:  Rotary Club of Guatemala de la Asunción
Program Objectives
Program Objectives
Multi-dimensional holistic projects centered at Sumpango and structured under the “Adopt-A-Village” (a community) model involving:
1.  Installation of two Mechanical Cows to provide nutrition with high protein soy milk and develop an okara based Microenterprise business.
2.  Installation of underground water distribution system in village of El Yalu.
3.  WASH project for seven secondary schools.
4.  Build compost latrines for sanitation.
5.  Improve health clinics at nine villages.
6.  Microcredit for encouraging entrepreneurship.
7.  Integrated village gardens.
8.  Water Filters.
9.  Nutrition and Health related training.
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Past RI Presidents Gary Huang, Ian Risely and Mark Maloney have visited these facilities.
 
  1. To create economic activity and development in rural communities in Guatemala by launching a small start-up business venture to produce, process, distribute and sell soymilk and associated okara based products.
  2. Installation of 6-8 more Mechanical Cows in Guatemala producing soy milk and okara.
  3. Provide the protein rich soy milk to children ages 1-5 and to pregnant and nursing mothers.
  4. Encourage women to blend the regular tortilla flour with okara to enhance protein intake in their daily diet for the entire family.
  5. Blend okara with almost all other food items to make delicious and protein-rich products.
  6. Develop micro-enterprise business to make baked goods and sell them in the market.
  7. Vocational Training Teams to educate and train local women the benefits of health, nutrition and soy products for children and family.
 
 
 
 
 
Guatemala Based Global Grants
A Ten-Year History
Lead International Club – Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, D-6440
Lead Host Club – Guatemala Sur Rotary Club, D-4250
Rotary Year 2019 – 2020
PG190001
Funding Level - $560,000
GG2012517
Funding Level - $309,000
Host Club:  Guatemala Sur Rotary Club
Host Club:  Guatemala Sur Rotary Club
Program Objectives
Program Objectives
  1. WASH IN Schools (WinS) challenge grant integrates two primary Areas of Focus: WASH & Basic Education and Literacy (BEL) with Disease Prevention and Treatment also benefitting.
  2. Clean water, provision of filters and handwashing stations for more than 20,000 children in 48 schools in the Department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.
  3. Access to gender-segregated health services, with washable toilets, drainage, and septic tank facilities.
  4. Sanitary facilities for girls, with facilities that meet their needs during the menstrual cycle.
  5. Effective hygiene training program to encourage the formation of cleanliness and personal hygiene habits and promote cultural behavioral changes.
  6. Menstrual hygiene management program focused on the biology of the menstruation cycle safe practices. The goal of menstrual hygiene training is to prevent the dropout of girls from the school year.   
PRI President Mark Maloney visited one of the WinS facilities.
 
  1. The goal is to avoid the critical or chaotic scenario of the COVID-19 crisis in Guatemala.
  2. To provide PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to benefit 3,500 health workers in the front lines in the two main National Hospitals, Shelter Regional Hospitals, and members of the Epidemiological Dept of the Ministry of Health in Guatemala.
  3. To provide medical equipment such as pediatric ventilators, vital sign monitors, oximeters and phlegm aspirators for the shelter hospitals which help 750 patients
Guatemala Based Global Grants
A Ten-Year History
 
Summary & Status
#
Year
Grant #
Budget
Title
Project Status
TRF Final Report Status
1
2011-2012
GG25333
$58,000
Mechanical Cow & Vocational Training
Completed
Submitted & grant closed
2
2012-2013
GG25643
$154,000
Water & Sanitation in Sumpango Municipality
Completed
Submitted & grant closed
3
2013-2014
GG1411300
$194,000
WASH, Health Clinics, Mechanical Cow, Microcredit. Etc. in Sumpango
Completed
Submitted & grant closed
4
2015-2016
GG1525739
$175,000
Mechanical Cow - Six new installations
Ongoing
5
2019-2012
PG190001
$560,000
WASH in Schools (WinS) Challenge Grant at 48 schools in Eleven Municipalities
Ongoing
6
2020-2021
GG2012517
$309,000
Support of First Responders against Covid
Completed
Submitted & grant closed
 
Total
$1,450,000