Help us establish 25 family vegetable gardens for women who are concerned about their family's diet. They have already been trained in organic production, they now need equipment to increase production so that they can also sell their produce and improve their quality of life.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many families in the Sierra Gorda lack access to wholesome food because of high prices and the loss of fertility on their soils. In addition, they eat more processed, packaged and junk food. As a result, there is an increase of serious health problems, such as, deformities, cretinism, cancer, arterial hypertension, diabetes, cardio problems, renal damage and cerebrovascular illnesses, as well as increasing domestic violence.
How will this project solve this problem?
By establishing family vegetable gardens, heads of families will be able to provide their families with nutritious and organic food at low costs. The health of their family will improve considerably. During the first stage, the vegetable gardens will be for auto-consumption, at the second stage, we hope that the women will exchange their excess produce between each other and/or sell it to the public, therefore creating another income.
Potential Long Term Impact
In the long term, the aim of the vegetable gardens is not only to provide families with nutritious food, but also to help increase the families' income and improve their health, as they should begin to consume less packaged processed food. As a result, they will be less at risk of chronic and degenerative illnesses, improving their quality of life and saving on visits to the doctor.
Total Funding Received to Date: $465
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $535
Total Funding Goal: $1,000