MR. VICENTE Most Significant Changehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7LPKjlX1WY&list=PLmkP-_uSr1KqUMlmTRPu6crS5FDBsWAGx&index=5&feature=plpp_video1st Interviewer (Joel)To all people from this place it is a pleasure for me to be here my name is Joel Nehemias Lopez Lopez I amfrom Hierbabuena San Pedro Pinula Jalapa, I am going to introduce you to my partner…2nd Interviewer (Luisvin)Luisvin Antolin Hernandez Perez I also live here at Hierbabuena I study at Center 100, we are here today tointerview Mr. Vicente.3rd User (Mr. Vicente)1st Interviewer Asks: Where are you from?3rd User: From this place Hierbabuena.1st Interviewer: What is your name?3rd User: Vicente Lopez Lopez1st Interviewer: How old are you?3rd User: 43 years old.1st Interviewer: How many people are in your family?3rd User: We are a total of 8 people.1st Interviewer: Which one is your main daily occupation?3rd User: I am a farmer1st Interviewer: What do you cultivate?3rd User: We cultivate corn, bean traditionally, but thank to the technicians who have helped us in this project ofcultivation of vegetables, together with the organization that we have had it has been very useful and we havebeen able to manage the process only with the use of organic fertilizer because the chemical ones give a lot ofproblems so we learned to use the organic ones, through this method we have also been able to cultivate chard,carrot, radish as you can see we just harvest the radish and left some carrots still in the grown and we sharetogether with the 5 families who belong to this group which has been harvested, taking 1000 radish each aftercultivating 5000.1st Interviewer: Which one is your biggest taste (expense) during the day?3rd User: Well my expenses are varied depends on what we are talking it could be the consumption of food forexample, because the only thing we eat are vegetables, bean, tortillas, because we cannot afford eating meatevery day, it happens only when we have some extra money which happens rarely and the same thing happenswith chicken because we do not eat it a lot because we cannot buy it.2nd Interviewer: Where do you get your incomes?3rd User: Well mainly with the help of our God we have been able to reach this development with a lot of effortand hard work and the everyday fight we are able to sell our vegetables and also some ice cream (another userasks) Which type of ice cream milk? Yes, milk ice cream, because it is very common here, and well otherincomes come from some jobs that I am able to perform once in while, which is not a lot not even reaching theminimum salary but it is helpful to be able to earn at least something, I feel that I have been very blessed by myLord because at least I can make some money even though it is not a lot it helps to support my children becauseit is hard not having enough for the family.1st Interviewer: Do you have other incomes besides the ones you mentioned?3rd User: No, I do not have any other source of income.2nd Interviewer: In which field would you like to be able to invest something?3rd User: Well, I would like to invest to have more work for example cultivating more vegetables because we areable to sell them and with this money we use it for dough and that is something has helped us a lot before.
2nd Interviewer: Do you cultivate vegetables?3rd User: Yes, as you can see we have vegetables here (the other user asks: before Scampi?) no, before Scampino, this program has helped us a lot in the strengthening of our community because before we had so manyweaknesses because some people said that they wanted to quit because it is a hard job, it has helped ourvegetables and plants to be more nutritive for all the things we put in them, because they work different in oursystem comparing them to meat which takes a longer process inside our body so I prefer the vegetables, and forme it would be better to continue cultivating more vegetables and I hope this group continues to do so becausesometimes it is hard but we have to keep working to reach a better development as farmers.2nd Interviewer: Why didn’t you cultivate them before?3rd User: Well, we did not cultivate them because we thought that we needed a larger land to cultivate but at thesame time we realized that we didn’t need so much space in order to cultivate vegetables we can use small landgetting a lot of harvest there is no need of larger acres, for example in this area we harvested 5000 radishes andbefore we could not imagine that this amount was able to be harvested in this place, we thought that maybe inlarger acres but now we see that it is possible here, and also with the tips and help of the engineers and expertswhich have been helpful we were also able to put a lot of seeds in another part for example the one that we havehere as you can see are more, there is the space from the ones we have harvested and now we realized thatvegetables do not take a lot of time to harvest it is also fast to get and it is also easier to reach more incomes forexample here we have coriander, it was cultivated for business and as you can see it is growing and we havemore, and you are not asking me this and I am not doing it just to take more time but for example here in this 2meters of land we have 25 quetzales in 40 days (someone asks in the back and he replies yes in 40 days) and forus this project has been really helpful and we hope to be able to keep going.1st Interviewer: Since the arrival of Scampi what do you think is the most significant change in your family?3rd User: Well since the program came I believe it has been the nutritional part which has been more balancedbecause we not only eat vegetables, we also have drinkable water, we have filters to kill the germs in the water,and we are healthier, before we suffered several diseases like flu and diarrhea, well and those have been some ofthe positive changes we have faced because before for example we ate radish which we used to buy and took theherbs away and now we eat them.1st Interviewer: What was your first thought about Scampis Project?3rd User: Well for me that is a difficult question but I am going to tell you how I discovered it we wanted to finda project and thanks to the technicians and also to Ms. Celeste we got to know everything better and talked andwere able to gather and began with the groups that is how we got to achieve this project.1st Interviewer: What was your first impression of Scampis?3rd User: Well I haven’t heard of it before we also knew Funcafe but today I feel that it has been a great benefitfor us because it has been an improvement and development I do not think that we are going to go to the marketfor vegetables we can sell here we can even take them to sell other places.1st Interviewer: Did you have doubts in the beginning?3rd User: Well, yes I had my doubts because I did not know where the project Scampi was coming from buttoday we feel motivated because we know Ms. Cecilia who comes from Rome, Italy she is helping us a lot andnow we know where the project is from and how it can help us.1st Interviewer: What motivated you to participate in the Project?3rd User: Well, my main motivation was specially the development in our way of eating the nutritiondevelopment not only for us but for the children too, because they eat everything fruits, vegetables and we haveto prepare them for them and for our consumption.1st Interviewer: What did you like most of the Project?3rd User: Well, what I like most is the support1st Interviewer: From the beginning of the Project have you reached what you expected or is there somethingmissing?
3rd User: Well, I can think that something missing could be to find another feeding complement for examplesome other help like chicks, and also setting feeding schedules because that also helps, another thing is that forexample through this organization we were able to find Hass Avocado but the hard part is that not all thefamilies here gathered are able to get it and that is another complement of the project that I would like to havefor all the families to receive it because it is an important nutritive complement and we are thankful foreverything we already have but that complement would be a big help.1st Interviewer: Why do you consider it important?3rd User: Well, thanks for the help and information granted by the specialist and all the studies they have saidthat we need more salts and minerals in the body for all that we lose through the working hours and we need toget them back through a balanced nutrition.1st Interviewer: What recommendation would you give to Scampis Project?3rd User: Well, I would recommend that they keep improving our technical knowledge because they have taughtus a lot but there are so many things to learn.2nd Interviewer: How is the work organized in the group in this farm? (He repeated the question)3rd User: We are organized in 5 people who know the place, we studied the land because it had a yellow colorand did not produce anything but thanks to the effort of the group we prepared the land, fertilized the ground,put manure of cattle, hens and other types, we strained the soil to have different types for example the preparedsoil called this way because it has been strained and mixed with cattle manure it also has fish bones and eggshells and ashes all very good mixed and we put them in bags all the manure which we always use, each timethe group come to water the land each person brings their own manure and put them little by little in the groundafter being strained and we also tell the people to bring bones so we grind them and have better results in thenutrition of the plant because we have better harvest in this case bigger radishes.2nd Interviewer: Was it difficult to organize the group in the beginning?3rd User: Yes, it was difficult because we had to face several weaknesses because some people wanted and otherdid not want to be part because some thought it was too much work, and for that reason communities like ourshave many difficulties among the people because they don’t always like to work and for us that is a problembecause the ones who want to improve and fight like us against our worse poverty which for me is the mentalpoverty the one we have to fight because it is hard for us because we are not prepared sometimes it is our ownfault for our lack of desire to improve because when opportunities like this come we have to use them and Iwould like to invite the entire group to keep working hard because it is the best way to have a better life.1st Interviewer: Which activity given by Scampi did you like the most?3rd User: What I like the most is the visits made by the Ms. from Italy all the support and help that we havereceived also the visit from the City Hall Mayor and people from the organization Engineer Santiago also Ms.Celeste, the people who always visit and support and keep us motivated that is something I really like andhaving this people who are educated and more prepared and take the time to come, that I really like.1st Interviewer: After Scampis what do you plan to reach in a near future?3rd User: Well for me if we had the opportunity for now it is only a dream if we could have a better mechanismto use water so we do not have to waste it and use it as much as we could and be able to use it for our harvestbecause as we can see here the family is washing things and wasting water and I think that there is a way we canuse it or even having some kind of watering system more advanced to use and even to commercialize it becauseright now it is only for consumption and with that system we could have a better result that is a dream a betterwatering system but who knows if God helps us I believe we can have it if we continue working hard.1st Interviewer: Do you think that you will continue harvesting vegetables?3rd User: Yes, I do it is a great way of learning how to keep improving because for example all the seeds that wereceived have been already used and now we have used more to be able to continue cultivating the ground, andcontinue with our work.2nd Interviewer: Thank you so much for your time.3rd User: No, thank you for this opportunity and to all the people who are visiting us for the help in thedeveloping of our harvests and improvement of our work and also in the nutrition of our children1st Interviewer: Thank you for your help and have a good day.3rd User: Thank you again.