Help Families Grow Food In Urban Farms, Mexico

by Coordinadora El Molino

Summary

El Molino will work with 5 groups on organic farms in shared spaces, rooftops, balconies and gardens. They will build plant-beds, irrigation systems and compost units to grow food for 644 people.
$720
total raised
18
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

They work in 5 large settlements in the southern area of Mexico City where poverty is predominant. People are earning less than the minimum wage. Poverty has increased as a result of NAFTA free trade. Since last year the price of food and fuel has been increased daily and people are finding it hard to have affordable and reliable sources of food. This project will provide fresh food to approximately 644 people.

Solution

Provide training on organic farming to improve the nutritional quality of food. Develop the garden equipment by building plant beds, irrigation systems and compost units and join with other groups producing organic vegetables selling excess produce.

Long-Term Impact

The goal is to encourage more and more families to have an organic plot of land that increases food security and nutrition amongst communities in Mexico City that have limited resources.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​

Organization Information

Coordinadora El Molino

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​mexico.html
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

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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