“Help Wisdom to Farm” is one of the projects very dear to Totally Youth. This is because the agriculture sector has so much opportunity for unemployed youth. Farming can engage thousands of youth with different expertise – soil experts, crop experts, labourers for weeding, planting and harvesting, marketing and sales professionals, ICT experts, and many more. With over 83,000 graduates being produced annually, the agriculture sector can be a substantive employer and a haven for young entrepreneurs. We therefore want to support as many youth as possible to enter this sector as employees or entrepreneurs. Wisdom is just one of such young needy entrepreneur and we hope that his success, will bring on board his peers. Your continuing support for Wisdom will be very much appreciated. Recurrent donations could be as little as US$25.00 a month.
Through Global Giving, we have been able to raise US$75.00 (seventy five US dollars), in 90 days from our donors. This helped towards the provision of T&T and meals for Wisdom. Fortunately, Wisdom has been offered a small piece of land. We are currently following up with the requisite authorities to ensure that he gets it sooner than later, with all requisite legal documents, to facilitate his farming business. He will still need equipment, tools and seed money to become a self-reliant, successful farmer. His farming business will open career opportunities to a minimum of 100 unemployed youth of different categories within one year.
Wisdom is an unemployed young Farmer who has been in and out of jobs for several years due to recruitment caps and layoffs. He desperately wants to start his own farm so that he can stop living in poverty. Without support from Totally Youth, Wisdom could end up homeless and all his acquired skills and determination will come to naught. He depends fully on Totally Youth for free boarding and lodging. Without additional support, he may end up with a hand-to-mouth existence, depending solely on the revenue from the TY Backyard vegetable farm. The only good news is that, hopefully harvesting and selling the produce of his first vegetables will boost his self-confidence and give him hope for a better future which is yet to come.
Within the above context, we will be grateful if Global Giving’s donor community will consider supporting the “Help Wisdom To Farm” micro-project, even though it has been retired. We can together, continue to give the youth an opportunity to become responsible citizens by empowering them with employment. You can do this by donating to our project:
We thank all our donors for their continuing support and trust that we will find more recurrent donors so we can keep our support to Wisdom and other needy youth going. Thank you.
Wisdom's commitment and determination to get out of poverty has been noticed by some local land owners who have pledged to provide a plot of land free to Wisdom to start his farm. The land which is located in the Volta Region of Ghana will be handed over to Wisdom at the end of this week. Totally Youth will be paying for his transportation and meals as well as for the legal documentation of his ownership of the land.
The land owners were impressed with Wisdom's willingness to start a vegetable garden at Totally Youth's Backyard. He has already planted some tomatoes which he is carefully nursing. The tomatoes will be ready to harvest and sell at the end of July 2014. This will earn Wisdom some small amount of money towards buying more seeds of several crops (tomato, okro, garden eggs and peppers) to plant both at the TY Backyard.
However, for Wisdom to be able to make good use of his soon-to-be-acquired farm land, he would need to procure several essential farming tools (wheel barrow, pickaxe, spade, pegs, watering cans, sprinklers, shed, etc). He will also need support for daily transportation to and from the farm and for utilities for at least a period of four months.
We would therefore be very grateful, if you could consider donating any amount of money towards Wisdom's farm. This will help him acquire the necessary essential tools, continue with his mentoring and capacity building and start his farming business. This will get him out of poverty and put him on the journey of supporting himself. Most of the crops he plans to grow take three to four months before they are ready for harvesting. Harvesting could take a week or more and selling could take another week or more. Wisdom will therefore need all the help he can get to help him get into farming sooner rather than later.
The good news is that, preparing Wisdom's farm land, planting, harvesting and selling his crops, will all require labour. Wisdom will therefore be providing jobs to at least 10 more unemployed youth on his farm. This therefore a real case of Youth Creating Jobs For Youth and your support will yield 10 fold of impact and outcome.
Wisdom's farm project - Help Wisdom to Farm - is taking part in the June 26, 2014 Microsoft YouthSpark through GlobalGiving. We will be very grateful if you will consider donating towards his project so that it can earn matching funds. Your timely donations will help us give Wisdom the timely support he needs to succeed.
Thank you so much for your generosity to TY projects and especially to Help Wisdom to Farm. May your donations yield a hundred fold of benefits to you and your family. God bless.
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