The Guatemalan Sugar Industry is aware of the need to provide aid to health workers who are on the front line in the fight against COVID-19, that is why the sugar mills that produce alcohol donated thousands of gallons of this supply to the Guatemalan’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance.
In addition, as it must be a comprehensive effort, gallons of alcohol were also delivered to municipal authorities. This is to contribute with the efforts to disinfect and prevent the spread of the virus.
Ingenio Palo Gordo, focused its proposal to support the health units of the South of Guatemala, with more than 10,000 gallons of alcohol reduced to 70% for the use of hand disinfection and surface cleaning. Alcohol is being distributed in the Health Directorates of the departments of Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu, Escuintla, Santa Rosa and Jutiapa.
Ingenio Magdalena, donated 10,000 liters of alcohol to hospitals and municipalities, and Grupo Pantaleón donated 10,000 gallons of 70% ethyl alcohol to disinfect hospital areas and hands.
One of the by-products of sugar production is alcohol. Guatemala exports 100% of the alcohol it produces to countries such as the Netherlands, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among others.