Increasing Food Supply for Quechua Communities

 
$60 $19,940
Raised Remaining

Summary

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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $60

Funding Information

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $60 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Vecinos Mundiales Bolivia

Cochabamba, Bolivia

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