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Byoearth Guatemala

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In 2011 Cathy's Crawly Composters connected with Maria and Byoearth of Guatemala. Byoearth is an innovative social venture that seeks to provide sustainable answers and alternatives. Founded in 2007, Byoearth is a social enterprise looking for solutions for poverty eradication and Red Wigglers are their inspiration!

Byoearth has set up a Vermicomposting site by Guatemala City's garbage dump. They transform degradable waste into a form beneficial for people, the environment and earth. Their goal is to eradicate extreme poverty via vermiculture. Health and development through vermiculture and vermicomposting is possible!

What do they do?
Byoearth provides a replicable vermicomposting model inspired by nature to promote health and development.

  1. They encourage good practice in biodegradable waste management in a community and household level.
  2. They transform any type of degradable waste in a 100% organic compost using red worms, Eisenia fetida.
  3. They provide technical training in vermiculture and vermicomposting, offering the best quality products in the national market: vermicompost, compost tea and breeding worms.

A training model has been developed and now Byoearth is looking to bring it to different communities across Guatemala and beyond.

Cathy's Crawly Composters believes this is truly a worthwhile endeavour and has partnered with Byoearth to help spread the worm word across Guatemala. We will be sending a representative (Cathy) to Guatemala in March 2012 to study their model. Cathy will assist in developing and expanding the project and possibly bringing the model back to Canada.


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Thank you!

A heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors and donors. We have surpassed our target of $2,500!

All proceeds will be put toward the Guatemala project. Any additional contributions will be applied directly to Byoearth.

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If you would like to donate to the Cathy's Crawly Composters/ Byoearth Fund, any help would be greatly appreciated.


Read more about the Byoearth/Guatemala venture:

The Bradford Times:

Worms fight poverty in Guatemala.

The Star:

Women want to open a huge can of worms.

The Topic:

Resident aims to help poor worm their way out of poverty.

SNAP Newmarket:

Film Screening: Dirt, The Movie

CTV News:

Vermicomposting and the Guatemala Connection.


Find out more about our fundraiser on Feburary 17, 2012,
The Squirmin' Dirt Party - follow this link.

We would like to thank the following organizations for coming forward to help sponsor our
Squirmin' Dirt Party:

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Cathy's Crawly Composters

Bradford, Ontario
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