Help Rwandan women learn to farm, support families

by Women for Women International
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Summary

These Rwandan women will learn to farm in order to feed and support their families and ultimately the entire village. They will have permanent job skills as farmers and will be able to sustain farms.
$6,235
total raised
21
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Women in the program will not only earn an income that will benefit their families, they will also be contributing to stabilizing the current food crisis ensuring that communities take in higher levels of nutrition and health. By using the land, and all available resources, the women will learn valuable trade skills, which can then be passed on to other members of their community and carried on well past their graduation from the program.

Solution

CIFI will educate and train 3,000 women about land use, irrigation, crop types, and farming techniques as well as marketing of their products.

Long-Term Impact

The program will increase food security and nutritional variety for the farming women and their communities that traditionally rely on animal protein and limited varieties of vegetables.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.womenforwomen.org/​foodcrisis/​
Women for Women Intl Homepage
CIFI Project Page
Rwanda Site
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Organization Information

Women for Women International

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.womenforwomen.org
Project Leader:
Shannon O'Donnell
Online Marketing Manager
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 21 donors like you, a total of $6,235 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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