The Belize Camping Experience (BCE) was selling apples today at Westrac Limited in Belize City. In the aftermath of the drought, their main fundraising project, Harvest For kids, had a major setback. They started a new fundraiser, “The Apple Project” which seeks to sell wholesale apples for an affordable price. Love News spoke to the Director of the BCE and he told Love News the various products that can be made with the apples.
Alejandro Perez, Director, Belize Camping Experience: “We were able to connect apple farmers with the farmers of Belize and we connected right directly with the apple growers and what happened is they credited us a container of apples so that we can have apples as a fund raiser to raise the support in our budget that was missing because of the drought. So we have a forty foot container, you’re seeing half an apple for every Belizean in the country, lots of apples. The apples are so delicious, they don’t have wax they comes straight from the orchard. These are apples that come right from the border of the US and Mexico and they’re one of the best products that you’re going to find in Belize. We realized that our vision is for the whole country, we’re going to see Belize change by reaching children and youth. So we’re giving the small apples to schools, to churches, to charitable organizations, to anyone who is working with children or youth in your community. This apple is going for an exceptional deal, just for you because we believe that if we’re going to see Belize change Belize everyone is going to be a part of that. I have apple pie, apple pie with ice cream at Christmas that is the best, the other one is apple crisp, you know apple cider, as a matter of fact somebody asked if we have any rotten apples, we don’t have rotten apples but they want to do wine with it. The apples are one of the most nutritious fruits that we have and so this Christmas you know you can sit down around your table and eat the apples.”
The BCE is an organization that caters to At-risk Children and Youths. If anyone wishes to purchase apples for the Christmas season you can contact Alexander Perez at 614-5541.