It's been a great year and we feel happy about the achievements made by women in rural communities. During last months, implemented actions to keep supporting families with community-based initiatives.
This is a list of the most important achievements:
About 10 families have been beneficiated with organic inputs to keep working on their vegetable gardens
25 farmers have learned about using organic inputs to improve the fertilization of their corn plots. This helped a lot to improve the soil conditions in about 10 hectares and reduced the use of chemicals to produce corn
17 farmers have shared native and adapted seeds in two events of Seed Sharing. This is helping to save native seeds and reduce the use of genetically modified seeds
3 new chicken coops have been built and equipped with all necessary equipment to grow chickens
30 people have learned about improving crops with organic matter
About 200 people participated in a community market where they learned about how to grow vegetables, medical plants, and fruits with organic farming.
The women who got benefits from the beginning are still producing eggs and selling for a better price in their communities.
There are good experiences about this project. For example, there was a woman in a community maker who said “I am selling vegetables from the seeds another person shared with me; we should keep sharing seeds and doing these type of events”
Women in El Salvador Thank you for your generous support. We together have done a lot and there is more to do.
By Carmen Argueta | President of Mangrove Association
New Corn Fields
We are working with more people!
Families are fighting against hunger in El Salvador. Everything got expensive, but people in rural communities are looking for ways to produce their own food.
One of our main goals is to share kwnoledge, so families are ready to fight against vulnerabilities.
Everything got expensive, but once families receive support from us and other organizations, the effects are less. During this period, we have been done the following actions: - We started a new strategic planning with the participation of the beneficiaries - There are more women have built their chicken coops - The first beneficiaries are increasing their chickens and producing more chicken eggs - 10 families are producing corn and combining with nitrogen fixer plants like green beans - About 10 women participated in a worshop about organic fertilizers in our experimental area - Other farmers have shared their experience about existing agroecologial plots where they produced their own food.
Thanks to your incredible support, we are helping more women in El Salvador. This is one of the best ways to support resilience in communities.
We are not just providing materials; we are sharing knowledge and making connections between famers. Here are some numbers up until now:
- 10 Corn Plots Producing Food for more than 10 families - 12 Chicken Coops Establised - 1,200 Chicken Eggs Produced - 0.5 tons of Corned Produced - 151 Chicken Growing - 2 workshops about managing chicken farms developed
- 22 Women trained about chicken farming
There are about 40 women working on the different programs to increase food security and support other farmers. The project is not just helping a small group; the small group is also supporting other people by selling eggs or corn at a good price.
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