Help Mexican Farmers Raise Sheep and Incomes

 
$9,433
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Summary

Enable the families of San Miguel, Chiapas, Mexico, to increase their incomes through agricultural training, an animal husbandry (sheep) project, and a women’s weaving and handicraft project.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Agros Development Model meets a community where it is. The San Miguel families have been granted land by the government, but still lack the overall holistic development that is characteristic of Agros’ vision. Thus, initial projects focus on improving agricultural production & environmental practices, including animal husbandry, soil conservation, & crop diversification. Further training focuses on small-business development & budgets. $242 allows 1 family to participate in such projects.

How will this project solve this problem?

All families will receive agricultural training (crop diversification, organic methods, business, etc.). 10 families will be trained in animal husbandry to buy & raise sheep; 25 women will be trained in different weaving styles & to increase salaries

Potential Long Term Impact

The San Miguel families will increase their incomes, become better stewards of their land, and become a self-sustaining community, ultimately changing their children’s uncertain future into one of great promise.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $9,433

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 $9,433 .  The original project funding goal was $9,080.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization

Agros International

Seattle, Washington, United States
http://www.agros.org

Project Leader

Sean Dimond

Director of Marketing and Communications
Seattle, WA United States

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