Our History


Coordinator of Development
Organizations of Concepción Huista


In 1998, the Alliance for Youth Community Development (ADEJUC in Spanish) arrived at Concepción Huista, Huehuetenango, and began lobbying with the different organizations working in the municipality with the purpose of forming an entity that would represent the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural interests of the municipality. That is how on August 19, 1999, the Coordinator of Development Organizations of Concepción Huista (CODECH in Spanish) began.

Currently it is formed by 8 grassroots organizations: Asociación Bitenam, Asociación Adipy, Asociación Adinthec, Cooperativa Quixabaj, Cooperativa Teogal, the Municipal Organization of Women and the Teacher’s Council. In total, they account for 1,300 active members: 400 women and 900 men.