An ancient crop brings sweet rewards to residents in Guatemala

Americas Now

Guatemala is considered to be the cradle of Mayan civilization. And one of the Mayans great discoveries was cacao – the key ingredient to make chocolate.

Over the years, industrialized agriculture and cash crops like sugar and rubber have overshadowed cacao production.

Our Game Changer is teaching women in her community how to cultivate the crop. It’s a way to stabilize the land and provide extra income to their families.

Meet Maria Luisa Chaca.