The community of potters in Masoro is a historically marginalized population that faces poverty and severe food shortages in Rwanda. To promote food security and economic development HDI will construct sac gardens and conduct trainings in order to empower women to provide food and income for their families.
HDI works with Masoro village where stigmatization and historic marginalization has prevented them from finding jobs, owning land, and being able to provide for their families leading to high rates of malnutrition in the community. They have very little land to grow crops, and have little skills to design or maintain space friendly gardens.
HDI plans to work with a group of GlobeMed students, to build 40 family gardens. Each garden will be made up of 10 medium sacs which can be placed in a small amount of space. The students will train the families on how to maintain the gardens and how to use the vegetables grown to provide healthy meals. The gardens will provide each family with nutritious food to fight malnutrition and additional income to fight poverty.
This project's goal is to provide the families with the training and resources to start family gardens, these gardens are designed to provide enough vegetables for each of the families to have enough food to eat with additional crops for selling. The training will advise the members on how to invest back in their family gardens in order to provide a sustainable source of income and food.