Help Build a Village by Walking With a Family

by Agros International
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Summary

Agros restores hope and opportunity to rural families by loaning farmland, providing agricultural training, and much more. Families pay back the cost of the land, proudly earning right to its title.
$500
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Land is a precious commodity throughout the world. Disenfranchised rural families in Central America lack access to the kind of credit needed to buy their own land. Trapped in a cycle of basic survival, rural families pay exorbitant rents for poor quality land or work for desperately low wages as migrant laborers. At least four million Guatemalans live below the poverty line, earning less than US $1-2 per day. Nine out of ten Guatemalan farmers do not own enough land to feed their families.

Solution

Loan payments fund the purchase of land, develops local leadership, facilitates building of housing and infrastructure, providing business loans and training, and ensures education, and health care

Long-Term Impact

Agros offers families the opportunity to earn land over time through the fruits of their own labor.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.agros.org
Rural Poverty Report 2001
World Development Report

Organization Information

Agros International

Location: Seattle, Washington - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.agros.org

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Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $500 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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