This project aims to build greenhouses for schools outside Quito, Ecuador to promote student nutrition and bring in additional income for the community.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Today, 26% of Ecuador's children under five suffer from malnourishment. Since 2000, the cost of food in Ecuador increased dramatically and created a dependency on foreign food sources-- for instance, it’s cheaper to buy a Peruvian potato than to produce one locally. As a result, the urban poor have limited access to one of the most basic human needs: food.
How will this project solve this problem?
By planting orchards, building greenhouses and wormeries, buying seedlings, and training local people in workshops, we can enable people in marginalized communities to provide for themselves--without creating a debilitating cycle of aid dependency.
Potential Long Term Impact
Levels of malnourishment will diminish in the long run. The school will also be able to sell any surplus they produce to generate additional income. An additional source of income for the school means improved nutrition and education for the students
Total Funding Received to Date: $675
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $675 . The original project funding goal was $5,000.