Seeds from the past now bearing fruit for the aged
By Dom Williams - Founder and Director
The elderly in Guatemala
When started our education projects over 15 years ago one of our priorities was to help the oft-forgotten members of the family – the elderly. There simply wasn’t enough money and food to go around. Today, coupled with the extra education their grandchildren now receive in our schools which translates into extra income due to job opportunities becoming available, our family sustainable income plans, especially Plan Pollo (chickens) and Plan Huerto (vegetable gardens) are now providing extra food and income for the elderly.
A couple of great examples: a few years ago we handed out fruit trees and various medicinal plants to our elderly population which now produce excellent fruit crops, more than enough for personal consumption so extra income is earned through sales of the fruits. Similarly, the medicinal plants now provide an alternative for various ailments.
We want to increase our sustainable plans for the elderly and families as we are seeing how beneficial they are and to make this goal a real possibility, here is some excellent charitable news from GlobalGiving who have $110,000 to match donations by 50% from 9am EDT on Wednesday 12th July whilst funds last! If you want to support the Seven Continents Charity Challenge 2017 for sustainable income plans, please do donate to this page from the time and date stated previously and we should get 50% bonus – brilliant!
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