In spring 2015, Chiquita and Swiss retailer Volg launched an initiative to support the Panama-based Theobroma project. During the campaign period more than 10’000 CHF could be funded through banana sales at Volg.
In November 2014, Chiquita and the International Medical Outreach (IMO) program, a partnership between Carolinas HealthCare System and the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte, celebrated the opening of two echocardiography laboratories in regional hospitals in Zacapa and Quiché, in Guatemala. The IMO program donated echocardiography (echo) machines to the two hospitals and helped train technicians to operate the machines and to work with cardiologists to identify patients with heart ailments. The