My World in a Garden - Sister Walls

 
$5,640
$49,360
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Food security is a challenge the world over in both developing and developed countries. The challenge is not that we cannot provide food. "We" can provide instant gratification, but this is a short term and band-aid solution. The challenge is being able to provide sustainable food sources. The solution is to transfer skills and to develop sustainable locally based food sources. This is the intent and underlying objective of the My Arms Wide Open, My World In a Garden, Vertical Food Gardens.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many children in the community do not have access to more than one meal per day, and that one meal is not necessarily a healthy meal. There are children and child-led households in the community who are not only hungry and undernourished, but are also suffering from HIV/Aids and other diseases or illnesses. Without a good, fresh food source disease takes over and these children are handicapped even further. In addition to this, high rates of unemployment are a challenge in the communities.

How will this project solve this problem?

By creating a consistent flow of quarterly revenue into communities to support the establishment and ongoing maintenance of the plants that produce the fresh vegetables and fruits the communities need and create realistic employment opportunities, this project will help to address food security challenges from within the communities. A combination of an ongoing commitment from donors and engaging the youth and women directly within the communities on a daily basis increases the risk of success.

Potential Long Term Impact

As a result of the ongoing program skills are transferred around vegetable and fruit growing, business skills and community engagement and capacity building. The initial "My World, My Garden" project creates a model and funding for community based enterprises built around food growing and harvesting and engages the community across generations.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,640
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $49,360
Total Funding Goal: $55,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

My Arms Wide Open

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
http://myarmswideopen.org

Project Leader

Warren Te Brugge

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Where is this project located?

Map of My World in a Garden - Sister Walls
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