Together we can break the cycle of poverty and disease by empowering AIDS widows, orphaned and other vulnerable children, disabled children and adults and child-headed households. Help us help them by working toward economic sustainability through improved farming skills, vocational training, better seeds for better health and kitchen gardens, training in HIV counseling and long term survival skills.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In a region devastated by AIDS, widows have joined small plots of land to form an organic farming co-op. With your help, they bought equipment, started training programs, learned solar food processing, opened a sewing business. The work already underway will eventually sustain this community and spur regional development. Right now they need farm animals, school supplies, and tools for children's health. Help these women keep developing their community for a truly sustainable future.
How will this project solve this problem?
4 year plan includes skills training, new crops & markets, food processing technology, tailoring business, anumal husbandry.
Potential Long Term Impact
The goal is to move from subsistence farming to income-generating projects. The project will affect the larger community by improved nutrition, better health, HIV/AIDS education, sustainable agriculture and greater employment.
Total Funding Received to Date: $35,590
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $16,410
Total Funding Goal: $52,000