This pilot project will provide 100 farmers with quantities of seeds, tools and fertilizer to recover from poor harvests last year. After 1 year they give back the initial quantity for another farmer.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Over recent years, many harvests in this region have been devastated through storm damage and many of the farmers have found it hard to cope with the reduced income. This project will kick start their efforts and also aim to strengthen community spirit through the initiation of various cooperatives. Once working successfully the farmers will be given ownership over the program, which can become self perpetuating and financing using a micro financing model, but without money.
How will this project solve this problem?
Providing the farmers with seeds will help them feed their families and communities, with wide ranging benefits affected over 1000 people. The project will strengthen community spirit, tying in with other programs run by GVI-CT in the region.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will feed 1000 indigenous people and become sustainable into the future. If this pilot works, then future farmers will be asked to give back the initial ammount and also to provide the local school with some of the produce.
Total Funding Received to Date: $939
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 $939 . The original project funding goal was $20,100.