The Foundation is currently led by the third generation of the family, with Juan José Gutiérrez as President and Felipe Antonio Bosch Gutiérrez as Vice President. Bosch Gutiérrez, in addition to his role in the Foundation, is a Guatemalan businessman of extensive experience, serving as Director of Losa Group, and also as Director of the Foundation for the Development of Guatemala (FUNDESA).
The social impact of the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation
The Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation seeks to improve the living conditions of people through programs that have generated a high impact in the areas of Health and Education:
Among the programs offered by the foundation are:
University Scholarships: These scholarships provide the opportunity for young people with limited financial resources to continue their university studies. In addition to tuition payment and monthly fees throughout the university career, they also offer a monthly stipend to cover expenses such as book fees and the payment of graduation procedures. Thanks to this program, 182 young people have graduated from different university careers in Guatemala so far.
Nutrition Program: A preventive program that seeks to have an impact to reduce the current rates of chronic malnutrition through the accompaniment and monitoring of the entire process. The project covers San Cristobal, Totonicapán in Guatemala, one of the areas in the country with the highest rates of chronic malnutrition at the national level. From January to March 2022 alone, more than 6,368 children and mothers have benefited from the delivery of more than 44,000 pounds of Nutribien fortified flour in the area.
The program “My Health…My Responsibility”: Its purpose is to provide comprehensive training for the prevention of teenage pregnancies in adolescents aged 10 to 19 years. This is carried out through different workshops that seek to provide a process of personal empowerment to develop their life plan, learn to make informed and responsible decisions, among other issues. Thanks to this program, more than 168,500 people have been trained since 2008.
The work of the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation, contributes in this way to development in Guatemala, with different projects oriented to Health and Education.