August 17th - Introducing our New Project - The Phoenix Project!

The Phoenix Projects are run by Fly the Phoenix, a non-profit organisation based in Guatemala, that believes e…

August 17th - Introducing our New Project - The Phoenix Project!

17 Aug 2015

The Phoenix Projects are run by Fly the Phoenix, a non-profit organisation based in Guatemala, that believes education, daily food and employment opportunities are basic human rights for those who live in extreme poverty. They have spent the past twelve years promoting these rights in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Peru, opening new schools and implementing sustainable income-generating plans in the communities where they work. 

INTO Giving are donating over £3,000 to support the first ‘Plan Pollo’ in Honduras, a project that has already been run successfully in Guatemala. To support the Phoenix Secondary School and College in Copan, Honduras, INTO Giving agreed to invest in the start-up costs for Plan Pollo, a chicken rearing business that will provide an income stream for the school and a business for the local families.

Dom Williams, Founder and Director at Fly the Phoenix, with local workers at Plan Pollo, Guetemala 

Our initial funding will support 25 families, providing them with 20 chickens each. After 5 weeks, the chickens will be sold for profit, 32% of which will go to each family and 68% to the school.  The objective is that the profits from Plan Pollo will ensure the long term sustainability of the school - covering the teachers’ salaries, teacher training costs, daily food and fruit, educational materials, maintenance and general running costs.

The Phoenix Projects pride themselves on employing local people and students from the Phoenix College studying ‘Rural Sustainable Plan Management’ will be running each Plan Pollo scheme. 

‘Once we are sure that the first 25 families and the school have benefitted effectively from our funding, it is likely that we will be funding a second and even a third project’ said Nicola Burness-Smith, INTO Giving Director.

Find out more about The Phoenix Projects here www.thephoenixprojects.org