Bring proudness to the Palestinian camps
Welcome to Karama’s last update from 2016! We are so excited to close the year on a happy note with all of you, despite everything that is going on in our communities and all over the world...
In the last year, YOU have sponsored this project of productive gardens all over Deheishe Camp. Karama is so enthusiastic about the potential of growing fresh, healthy food on our own roofs and we couldn’t be happier that YOU and other organizations also believe in this idea. Now, the European Commission has committed to this vision for independent production and empowerment for our women and youth by selecting our project for a four-year long fund. Together with the EU, Karama will build more than 220 rooftop gardens over the whole West Bank and support production groups who will produce and sell locally.
Following EU rules, this fund will cover 90% of the full funds of this project, while Karama needs to fill the left over gap of 10%. Therefore Karama will continue to need all the support it can get to reach this amount and make this project a success! Without sufficient funding we will not be able to implement this action.
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Do you want to buy a meaningful gift for someone you love this holiday season? Karama now has a wonderful opportunity to give a special and telling present that will spread love and proudness both in Palestine and your community. This holiday season you can support a Palestinian family for a life time, bringing a sustainable green opportunity through Karama Organization.
Coming year, Karama is taking the exciting step of expanding its rooftop garden project to another 220 refugee families in Bethlehem and Hebron region. These gardens will not only improve food availability and food security in the major refugee camps, but they will also empower and employ more than 220 women and youth in a sustainable and innovative social project. The great news: a major donor has already committed to the majority of the needed funds, but Karama only needs to fill a gap of 10%.
Each rooftop greenhouse costs around 1460 euro and includes an innovative and efficient system of tubes with soil, water dripping irrigation and plastic covering over a strong iron frame. Every year family can harvest fresh vegetables and herbs for two long harvest seasons. With every garden we will spread green spaces in concrete urban areas, all over Palestinian camps. You can be visible part of this movement of independent growth and development! Sponsor (part of) a garden and you have a visible and emotional share in a family’s empowerment. Every garden will carry a sign with the logo from the main donor and project information. But Karama will also add your name or the name of the person you make the donation in to the garden! If you want to have your own garden or make the garden in somebody else his name, fund us with a donation of 500 EU and your support will be visible for all of us to see. And any donation from 100 EU will receive special mention on the project website that will be launched in 2017.
For more information Karama has attached here a project summary document. Or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page.
And be assured; we are not forgetting our children in the camp and we will remain always active with activities for them, even if this rooftop garden project takes off. Our center will continue to be a safe place for the kids of the camp!
Warm Holiday Greetings from the Whole Karama Team!
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