The Guatemalan Sugar Industry donated 110,231 pounds of sugar in solidarity with families affected by the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
The sugar was handed through the Guatemalan Sugar Association -Asazgua- to the authorities, and was part of the food boxes that the Government is delivered to Guatemalans as part of its strategy against the global pandemic.
This support is in addition to the 1 million USD donation, made last March 21st, to acquire medical equipment that will enable the temporary Hospital to be installed on the South of Guatemala, in order to be prepared in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are committed to supporting Guatemalans at this difficult time, which is why we contributed to the Government’s efforts to serve the population, and we continue to produce sugar and electricity under strict security measures,” said Luis Miguel Paiz, CEO of Asazgua.
We reiterate the call to Guatemalans to be united and take care of each other to get over this, we must follow the instructions issued by the Government to deal with this global emergency.
This is a critical moment and requires of all of us to be united to overcome it.