Hands-on training for 100 families in Nicaragua

 
$105
$6,915
Raised
Remaining
Time left to give:

Summary

The Self-Help International Nicaragua Training Center provides financially insecure families with hands-on technical training to increase family income. Demonstration plots allow rural farmers to discover ways to improve yields. Trained staff teach business and marketing skills through the women's micro-credit program. The center uses locally appropriate technology (drip irrigation, energy-efficient ovens) showing trainees how to affordably reduce their environmental impact and improve health.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Farmers have limited access to land and lack the knowledge and resources to increase yields. This leaves families struggling to maintain a steady income and feed their loved ones. Impoverished women know that they can increase their family income by starting up small businesses, but don't have collateral to get private loans. Few women have any formal education or business training in marketing or records keeping that are necessary to start up and run a successful business.

How will this project solve this problem?

At the center, trainees learn about micro-financing options and gain general farming, accounting, and business knowledge in order to start a rural or urban business, or improve an existing one. Farmers learn improved methods to increase yields, and how to dry and store grain to reduce post-harvest loss. Women learn about family healthcare and discover ways to increase family income by adding value to their homegrown produce. Trainees learn how to use appropriate, affordable technology.

Potential Long Term Impact

Self-Help International will reach thousands of trainees with the educational programming. The participants will be able to use their education to become self-sustaining, and see improvement in their quality of life. Family healthcare education coupled with increased income leads to preventative care and in turn, healthier children and a more productive workforce. Sustainable farming and energy efficient technology education will decrease deforestation and have positive environmental impacts.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $105
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,915
Total Funding Goal: $7,020

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 17405 to 80088 to donate $10 to Hands-on training for 100 families in Nicaragua. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Hands-on training for 100 families in Nicaragua project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.

donate now:

An anonymous donor is matching all new monthly recurring donations. Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $18
    give
  • $45
    give
  • $60
    give
  • $100
    give
  • $150
    give
  • $200
    give
  • $400
    give
  • $2,000
    give
  • $18
    each month
    give
  • $45
    each month
    give
  • $60
    each month
    give
  • $100
    each month
    give
  • $150
    each month
    give
  • $200
    each month
    give
  • $400
    each month
    give
  • $2,000
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Project Leader

Nora Tobin

Executive Director
Waverly, IA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Hands-on training for 100 families in Nicaragua
Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.