The village of Cruz Nueva is more than 20 miles by dirt road from the nearest town. Goods such as eggs and meat, which must be brought in from other areas, are often priced too high for families to afford, and malnutrition is a serious concern for many indigenous families. School fees are also too expensive for farmers. This project will help 30 farming families raise hens and pigs for sale locally, using the profits to feed their children and send them to school.
3 loans to 10 families each to buy livestock; training for the families in livestock care, financial administration and creation of tree nursery; creation of school scholarship program.
450 families will purchase eggs and meat at affordable prices, feeding over 1,000 children. 80+ children will receive support for education. Participating families will plant 500+ trees, decreasing erosion and protecting aquifers.