Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America

by Fly The Phoenix
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America
Sustainable Income Plans in Latin America

Project Report | Apr 8, 2024
2024 off to a great start in Latin America

By Dom Williams | Founder and Director

Work on the vegetable gardens
Work on the vegetable gardens

I hope all is well with you. The projects have got off to a great start in 2024 with one of our main aims this year to start and maintain large-scale school vegetable gardens (Plan Huerto). 

The parents got together for a minga this month in Ecuador preparing the ground for the new school vegetable garden with lots of earth removed and new darker earth brought in before sowing. It has been fenced in to stop the animals getting in there first! 

A new sustainable Plan Huerta (vegetables) in a fifth community producing beans has also started on a 2½ acre piece of land and aims to provide part-time income for several members of the community as well as income for the management of Plan Moo as the herd continues to grow with more cows to be purchased this year.

In Guatemala the Plan Costura (sewing project) will be increased due to its success and work will soon commence on school Plan Huertas to provide additional daily meals around the lake. The Plan Huerta in Perú will be doubled in size as the number of children increase in the school.

As you can see we've had a great start to the year and to help us continue our work over the next few months GlobalGiving will be matching all donations up to $50/£40 by 50% this week (Monday 8th - Friday 12th April) whilst available funds last as part of their Little By Little Campaign which is a fantastic opportunity for the projects. If you can donate anything this week to take advantage of the matching, thank you so much in advance. 

It goes without saying that you cannot study on an empty stomach though the vast majority of the families where we work cannot provide much more than the absolute basics at home, usually a few boiled or dried potatoes or noodles in hot water with some herbs. Some governments have become more proactive with school meals over the years by providing some supplies like rice and beans though these generally run out well before the next delivery.

We have seen the success of the Plan Huerta that we started in Perú in 2022 with Impington International College. The government sends doctors each year to check on the children’s basic health and whilst most are underweight and anemic the levels of chronic malnutrition have reduced.

Our school Plan Huertas aim to provide sufficient vegetables sustainably for the students on a daily basis with any extra used to barter for other products which cannot be grown or shared with the families to eat at home. Our larger plans, like the one we are starting in Ecuador this month, aim to provide part-time employment for members of the community throughout the year whilst generating income to cover other project costs. 

For those of you with Instagram we have started to update our account once again after a couple of years’ hiatus so please do seek us out on phoenix_flying_2020

We are nearing capacity for the Patagonia Charity Challenge (please follow the link below for details and costs) which is raising money for all the projects so if you are interested in joining us in November 2024 please do let us know by emailing info@thephoenixprojects.org 

We will also be taking on the London Bridges Charity Challenge again on Saturday 3rd August followed by a reunion in a pub. If you are interested in getting involved with the bridges or just coming to the reunion afterwards please do let us know by writing to the email shown above!  

All the best for April.

Cheers

Plan Moo
Plan Moo
Orchard in Peru
Orchard in Peru
Area to be extended for thegarden in Peru
Area to be extended for thegarden in Peru
Large-scale Plan Huerto preparation
Large-scale Plan Huerto preparation

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Location: Clare, Suffolk - United Kingdom
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