Restoring Forests and Nourishing Communities

$25 $17,975
Raised Remaining


This project provides 50 farming families in rural Honduras with the training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring our planet's tropical forests.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Sustainable Harvest Int'l (SHI) hires and trains residents that understand the local geography and culture to become agricultural field trainers. Skills learned from field trainers allow participants to provide for their families, while profitably remaining on their farms without destroying more forest. The target population is rural, subsistence farmers and indigenous communities. In addition to working with individual families, SHI also works with women's groups, cooperatives and rural schools

How will this project solve this problem?

Participants learn first and foremost how to sustainably feed their families using one piece of land. Organic gardening practices are a focal point, followed by broader environmental projects and income-generating endeavors.

Potential Long Term Impact

SHI’s impact continues to be deeply felt in the day to day lives of rural families and communities. Some families working with SHI have seen their income levels rise by as much as 800%, while using techniques that permit a better quality of life.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $25

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 $25 .  The original project funding goal was $18,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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Project Leader

Sarah Clemens

Development Director
Surry, Maine United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Restoring Forests and Nourishing Communities