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Support farmer-to-farmer mentoring in Nicaragua



North American farmers volunteer and work with landless farmers in Nicaragua, helping 54 farmers with land/finance, new crops, marketing, and value-added projects to grow sustainable family incomes.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Landless farmers in Nicaragua face persistent poverty and uncertainty for their families. This farmer to farmer mentoring program purchases land for landless farmers, then assists them with land financing, training on new crops and techniques, marketing of crops, and value-added activities. This allows the farmers to own their land, building not only sustainable incomes to feed and educate their families, but also land where they can build homes and provide decent shelter for their families.

How will this project solve this problem?

Each participating farmer has access to financing for their land and crops, training on crop techniques, new networks and access to markets, and value-adding activities, such as a new coffee co-op that is packaging and marketing their organic coffee.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Farmer to farmer program, a part of the Million Mentors Initiaitve, equips farmers to find sustainable solutions that can support their families, transform at-risk communities and alleviate povierty.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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


Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Roxanne De graaf

Million Mentor Initiative and Grant Coordinator
Grand Rapids, MI United States

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