Project #8340

CERI Child Relief and Support Program (Mexico)

by Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI)
Mar 6, 2012

Growing Responsibility Through Gardening

Several months ago a group of volunteers from Georgetown, Texas installed a 100' x 100' irrigated "teaching" garden at Matamoros Children's Home (MCH) in Matamoros, Mexico. The garden was planted with watermelons, cantaloupes, onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, radishes, carrots, bell peppers, and cilantro! With a real garden on site, our precious orphans are learning a life-saving trade, the importance of responsibility, and how to be productive members of society. What's more, the produce they harvest not only provides nutritious sustenance for the MCH but the cilantro has flourished so, they are able to trade bunches of it at a local market in exchange for other goods!

Our goal is to earmark a portion of incoming contributions towards the future expansion of the MCH Garden Project in order to yield enough produce to sell in the local markets. The sale of produce would generate income for the orphanage, reinforcing its sustainability and self-sufficiency. Projects like this one could not be accomplished without the support of donors and volunteers like you who believe in our work and in our children. Thank you for your support of the Matamoros Children’s Home!



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Organization Information

Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI)

Location: Kingwood, Texas - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI)
Project Leader:
Gretchen Lange Baumgarten
Director of Development
Kingwood, Texas United States

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