Karama's rooftop gardens empower refugee women and help them support their family's diet with fresh vegetables and fruit. Now the winter is coming we need your help to create extra coverage for 3 gardens. These gardens are more exposed on the roofs than others and the families are currently unable to construct any adjustments themselves. Your support will better protect the plants against the wind and will allow these families to benefit from more harvest and a safer green space on their roofs.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many refugee families are threatened by no stable income, high dependency on aid from outside and low expectation about their future, which makes life especially difficult for women. Faced with rising prices of healthy foods and limited options to release their stress, they struggle with supporting their families and maintaining their self-esteem. Karama combines these two challenges in one unique project, that empowers the women by helping them to produce organic food on their roofs.
How will this project solve this problem?
Karama has established rooftop micro farms for 15 women in Deheishe Camp, where tubes with soil and a sustainable water system allow the women to garden on their roofs! The gardens are already covered by a net and plastic to protect the plants during summer and winter. But currently there are two gardens that showed to catch a lot of wind. Because this influences their possibility to use the full garden, Karama wants to better protect these gardens so they are ready for the upcoming winter.
Potential Long Term Impact
Food security for the families involved will be guaranteed even if the fragile political or economic situation changes negatively. Also,the long-term physical and psychological health of the families will be improved and specifically the confidence and life satisfaction of the women involved will grow. The mental wellbeing of the community as a whole will be improved,because of increased access to green space,improved surroundings and the return of agriculture and nature into the families' lives
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,750
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,750 . The original project funding goal was $1,750.
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