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Help Build a Village by Walking With a Family

 
$480
$4,520
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Remaining

Summary

Agros restores hope and opportunity to rural families by loaning farmland, providing agricultural training, and much more. Families pay back the cost of the land, proudly earning right to its title.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Land is a precious commodity throughout the world. Disenfranchised rural families in Central America lack access to the kind of credit needed to buy their own land. Trapped in a cycle of basic survival, rural families pay exorbitant rents for poor quality land or work for desperately low wages as migrant laborers. At least four million Guatemalans live below the poverty line, earning less than US $1-2 per day. Nine out of ten Guatemalan farmers do not own enough land to feed their families.

How will this project solve this problem?

Loan payments fund the purchase of land, develops local leadership, facilitates building of housing and infrastructure, providing business loans and training, and ensures education, and health care

Potential Long Term Impact

Agros offers families the opportunity to earn land over time through the fruits of their own labor.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $480

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 $480 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Funded

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $480 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

Agros International

Seattle, Washington, United States
http://www.agros.org

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