Guatemala City | Latin America
When Byron Vásquez realized it would not be safe to operate his coffee company while Covid-19 was being contained, he worried that with so many people out of work, there would be a huge need for access to food. He started the Olla Comunitaria initiative to raise funds and provide meals to people in need. The initiative has grown from 100 meals served per day, to 1,000 people reached each day. To date, 35,000 meals have been served and the campaign has grown to six more cities in Guatemala, as well as San Salvador, El Salvador.