Mario Morales


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Name: Mario Morales
Organization: Agros International
Title: Guatemala Country Director

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Agros International works to End Rural Poverty.

Poverty is complex and pervasive. Though international development is rife with quick fixes and silver bullets, 1 in 6 people in the world today are still extremely poor.

Maria was this 1 in 6. With the same intrinsic human value and potential as every other person, she was trapped in a generational cycle of rural poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and landlessness.

Agros makes change by empowering the most remote, impoverished families to lift themselves out of poverty within ten years. Families become land owners through long-term land loans, enterprise loans and training, and holistic development support.