Through technical training, leadership development and community organizing, this program helps 2,600 people in 25 Quechua villages become food self sufficient and conserve natural resources.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Irregular rainfall, erosion of steeply sloping land, and poor animal health reduces ability of indigenous Quecha speaking people living in remote mountainous area of Potosi, the poorest region of Bolivia, to feed themselves. Other problems include deforestation, overgrazing, lack of roads, water supply, markets, schools and other basic infrastructure. Seventy percent of the people are illiterate.
How will this project solve this problem?
Training in leadership, planning, and agricultural management.
Potential Long Term Impact
Improve food security and nutrition, peasant families will apply undertake soil and water conservation, agroforestry, organic manure, animal health, vegetable growing and testing new seed varieties.
Total Funding Received to Date: $60
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 $60 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.