Beatriz Elena Jaramillo Gañan
Beneficiary of the Germinar program
She is one of the beneficiaries of Grupo Nutresa’s Germinar program, which fosters capabilities related to the sustainable consumption in rural communities in Colombia. In her productive garden, Beatriz grows products that enable her to enrich her diet, her kitchen and the relations with her neighbors.
In the rural population called Alto de los Jaramillo, located in the Colombian municipality of Ciudad Bolívar, Beatriz, Leonel and their two children grow, tend to and harvest vegetables such as lettuce, carrots, onions and coriander as part of Grupo Nutresa’s Germinar program. These seeds of life reach their table as an alternative for their nourishment, economic sustainability and access to new flavors, recipes and organic practices that help them to take care of both their health and our planet’s future.
These productive gardens, grown with their own hands and shared knowledge, also represent an opportunity to bond with their neighbors and exchange perishable produce. Beatriz and other women from the rural population maintain constant communication, talk about the produce they have for exchanging, and meet to trade them and share stories. This is an exercise that motivates them to share and learn with the aim of enhancing their life in the countryside.
Beatriz Elena Jaramillo Gañan, beneficiary of the Germinar program
Germinar, a program developed by Grupo Nutresa, promotes productive systems with organic practices. It contributes to food security, to fostering healthy lifestyles and to the well-being of families from populations that are part of the value chain in Colombia. The program started in 2012 with communities that grow cocoa beans in the state of Chocó. Now, it benefits communities from the states of Bolívar, Córdoba, Magdalena, Meta and Sucre in Colombia.