Help indigenous families receive technical assistance, starter packs of seeds, and basic tools to start and maintain backyard gardens. Families will benefit from quick-growing fruits and vegetables.
In the Chimaltenango region, most families practice sustenance farming to survive. In times of increasing drought and during the dry season, many families struggle to grow enough to eat. Malnutrition rates – already high – continue to rise. Government food aid is limited and focused elsewhere in the country. APROSADSE has selected the most malnourished families in each community to start backyard gardens so they can grow food themselves and ensure their families have year-round food security.
-Workshops: preparing soil, making organic fertilizers and compost, planting, organic pest/disease control, basic nutrition.
-Starter kits for each family: basic tools, starter pack of native seeds.
-Ongoing assistance on weeding, harvesting, etc.
Families involved will have healthier diets, families will be able to rely on their own food sources, families who participate in training will train their neighbors to grow more gardens, malnutrition rates overall in the region will be reduced.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).