Vegetable Gardens & Internet for Indian Youth

by United States Committee for FAO

Summary

The Growing Connection trains youth and their communities to grow produce with water-saving, high-yield techniques and connects them to the Internet for info, advice, and communication with peers.
$15,785
total raised
245
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Increases in extreme weather (droughts, rain) has caused farming families in the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh to lose crops and income. Seeds dry up or wash away, leading to cycles of debt, poverty and hunger. Over 5000 farmers committed suicide in 2006, seeing no other way to escape debts. Through TGC, farmers grow nutritious produce in a containerized water-saving system, protecting seeds from the weather, while receiving knowledge and tools for sustainable economical agriculture.

Solution

Young people grow fresh produce to feed their families and then sell the surplus to break the cycle of debt and hunger. Internet access through TGC connects youth to info, advice, education & financial opportunity, and to their peers around the world

Long-Term Impact

This project will give marginalized people (youth, farmers, orphans, the disabled) in Andhra Pradesh the tools and knowledge to grow food through droughts and monsoons, stabilizing income, increasing access to education and economic opportunity.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.thegrowingconnection.org
The Growing Connection Website

Organization Information

United States Committee for FAO

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Project Leader:
Amy McMillen
Progam Coordinator
Washington, DC United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in India or in Economic Development that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.