"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree

by Highland Support Project
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"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree
"Seeds of Resilience: An Indigenous Women-Led Tree

Summary

Our social enterprise project is a transformative approach that empowers Indigenous entrepreneurs by providing them with sustainable rainwater harvesting systems, greenhouses, and seed propagation supplies. This model addresses environmental concerns like deforestation, topsoil loss, and potential mudslides and respects and uplifts Indigenous practices. It's more than just tree planting - it's sowing seeds of change and growth.

$10,000
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$7,093
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21
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0
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2
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Challenge

Indigenous women in Guatemala's Western Highlands are grappling with severe groundwater shortages exacerbated by climate change, population growth, and escalating agricultural demands. This crisis jeopardizes their tree nurseries, their primary source of livelihood. This situation, in turn, imperils affordable seedling access for community reforestation projects and small agroforestry enterprises, amplifying the risk of landslides, topsoil loss, and the unavailability of affordable fuel.

Solution

Our project funds the installation of rainwater harvesting, storage, and drip irrigation systems, empowering Indigenous women entrepreneurs in Guatemala's Western Highlands. These infrastructures will boost their tree nursery enterprises' productivity, enabling them to meet the rising demand. Notably, this support will ensure seedlings remain affordable, fostering accessibility for economically marginalized communities involved in community reforestation and agroforestry projects.

Long-Term Impact

This transformative project will provide crucial rainwater harvesting and irrigation infrastructure to four regional tree nurseries, empowering 40 women with sustainable employment. It will ensure the provision and growth of thousands of trees, mitigating risks of mudslides and topsoil loss and serving as a reliable source of cooking fuel. In the long term, this initiative paves the way for economic resilience, environmental sustainability, and an empowered, thriving community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Highland Support Project

Location: Richmond, VA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @HighlandPartnrs
Project Leader:
Guadalupe Ramirez
Richmond , VA United States
$2,907 raised of $10,000 goal
 
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