Integrated Farming Project

by NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOUNDED, WIDOWED AND ORPHANS OF WAR, INC. Vetted since 2014

Summary

Our project aims to teach and offer meaningful employment to the people who have faced the worst effects of the war and living in severe poverty. Our strategy is to jump-start the economic activity so that people can generate the income to sustain themselves; by implementing farming projects to sustain the revival of the economic activity and provide food to local markets at a fair price.

$22,500
total goal
$22,460
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

Just like any other communities in the 3rd world, poverty existed among Sri Lankan Tamil communities even before the war, however the proportionality changed tremendously after the war. New wave of modestly middle class households were pushed way below the poverty line overnight. More and more are sadly being pushed towards it due to lack of support programs, progress and growth.

Solution

Our project aims to teach and offer meaningful employment to the people who have faced the worst effects of the war and living in severe poverty. Our strategy is to jump-start the economic activity so that people can generate the income to sustain themselves; by implementing farming projects to sustain the revival of the economic activity and provide food to local markets at a fair price.

Long-Term Impact

NOW-WOW alone cannot eradicate poverty but it certainly has committed to be an integral part of one of many community outreach programs that are working in the region. Our focus on empowering the war affected poor and tapping their tremendous potential to help themselves through self-employment, which can play a central role in poverty eradication.

Resources

http:/​/​www.nowwow.org
Now Wow Webpage
Now Wow Facebook Page

Organization Information

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOUNDED, WIDOWED AND ORPHANS OF WAR, INC.

Location: Winchester, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nowwow.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @nowwow1
Project Leader:
NOW WOW Board Member Project Coordinator
Winchester, MA United States
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