|Gilberto works with farmers to |
help them improve their harvests.
Besides working with farmers in official training sessions, Gilberto is continually questioning, learning and sharing his knowledge with others. UMF staff members look to Gilberto as the resident expert on all things plant related. He not only can identify many of the plants he encounters, he can also tell of their properties and uses. If he isn’t familiar with a certain plant, he tucks a sample into his backpack to bring home and inquire about it. Gilberto is an essential part of UMF not only for his knowledge, but also for the relationships and trust he has formed in the communities.
Gilberto’s three children attend the bilingual school in La Unión, and they enjoy translating for visiting groups. They dream about receiving higher education and starting their careers, and Gilberto hopes the same for them as he works to help them fulfill these dreams.
We value Gilberto and his work, and want to support him with a sustainable income so he can provide for his family’s daily necessities, for his children to receive a quality education, for improving his home, and for health care. Your donations to UMF help support farmer training programs, as well as the employees like Gilberto who lead them. Find out more on our website about becoming a donor. Thank you for your partnership with Unión MicroFinanza and the people of Honduras!