Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR

by Waves Ahead Corp
Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR
Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR
Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR
Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR
Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR
Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR
Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR
Food Sustainability for LGBT+ Older Adults in PR

Summary

Puerto Rico has been hit with natural and economical disasters impacting the lives of many, specially the LGBT Older Adults (50+). This marginalized group has been confronted with social isolation, financial instability, homelessness, and food and water deprivation. These factors impact these individuals the most, reporting higher levels of anxiety, depression and deaths by suicide. Reconstruye Q assists in providing mental health services, case management, and assists in food sustainability.

$5,000
total goal
$1,470
remaining
42
donors
1
monthly donor
6
months

Challenge

Older adults, specially LGBT Older Adults, have been impacted the most by the economic decline, natural disasters, and COVID-19. The PR government reports higher levels of anxiety, depression and increase deaths by suicides. Despair and hopelessness is noted among these individuals that live, for the most part, alone and without children. In addition, we live in an island that is isolated and lacks the sovereignty to feed its own. The population is becoming "older" as the younger leave PR.

Solution

This project intends to provide food and water sustainability to the older LGBT adults by providing them the skills, supplies, and attention that they merit. Reconstruye Q project will assist, not just in short-term and long-term food sustainability, but also in providing them mental health supports, and assistance by professionals in the development of home-gardens in the hopes of making them a "jibarito/a urbano/a" (an urban farmer).

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact are numerous. It is our wish to have a healthier LGBT Older Adult in Puerto Rico with less worries and anxiety about where they will acquire their next meal; plus will provide an incentive to communities for food sustainability and potential increase of revenue (with the sales of the extra vegetables and fruits).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wavesahead.org
Website of Waves Ahead Org in Puerto Rico

Organization Information

Waves Ahead Corp

Location: San juan, PR - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Wilfred Labiosa
San juan, PR Puerto Rico
$3,530 raised of $5,000 goal
 
47 donations
$1,470 to go
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