Children
 Ecuador
Project #4687

Organic Urban Agriculture in Quito, Ecuador

by University of Virginia, University of Michigan, and University of Georgia Chapters, Nourish International

Summary

To create sustainable supply chains and microbusiness to support to new ventures. Our project is the start of a joint venture to build greenhouses & wormeries, buy seedlings, plant vegetables/trees, &
$1,305
total raised
48
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

26% of Ecuador's children under 5 suffer from malnourishment. Since 2000, the cost of food in Ecuador increased dramatically. It’s cheaper to buy a Peruvian potato than to produce it. The result: Thousands of peasants leaving their lands to find jobs in cities.This project activates the local government, private sector, and communities horizontally. Based on the microfinance principle of solidarity groups, communitarian organic orchards activate a "clan" organization inherent to their culture.

Solution

If we can plant orchards, build greenhouses and wormeries, buy seedlings, and train people though workshops, we can enable people to provide for and feed themselves and their children.

Long-Term Impact

This project can activate the local government, private sector, and communities, horizontally. The ultimate goal is to achieve a better future, one in which children do not go hunger and are able to attend school and succeed in their adult lives.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.nourishinternational.org
Nourish Project Profile

Organization Information

University of Virginia, University of Michigan, and University of Georgia Chapters, Nourish International

Project Leader:
Travis Hodges
International Projects Director
Chapel Hill, NC 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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