As a result of its isolated location, women living in the village of Sinkunia are cut off from economic opportunities, and face limited chances to generate income to support their families. This poverty, in turn, directly affects health- the villagers struggle to acquire enough fruits, vegetables, and protein sources to both curb hunger, and ensure they are receiving adequate nutrients to maintain well-being.
The impact of Sinkunia's community garden will be two-fold- it will provide 15 women with the opportunity to produce a significant amount of fresh garden items, which can be sold in surrounding villages. In addition to stimulating income generation, the community garden will allow residents of Sinkunia to be able to harvest and eat sufficient fruits, beans and groundnuts, and vegetables. This will reduce the incidence of both hunger and malnutrition, and raise overall health in the village.
As a result of the ability to cultivate and sell more produce, women will have a source of income for their families. This is expected to stimulate greater opportunities in all aspects of family life, including in education and healthcare. The community garden will increase the availability of essential nutrients, will boost nutrition within families, and positively impact long-term health. The primary beneficiaries will be the women and their families, approximately 75 residents.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
2014 Newsletter- photos of community garden
2015 Newsletter- most recent