Many families in the Sierra Gorda lack access to wholesome food because of high prices and the loss of fertility on their soils. In addition, they eat more processed, packaged and junk food. As a result, there is an increase of serious health problems, such as, deformities, cretinism, cancer, arterial hypertension, diabetes, cardio problems, renal damage and cerebrovascular illnesses, as well as increasing domestic violence.
By establishing family vegetable gardens, heads of families will be able to provide their families with nutritious and organic food at low costs. The health of their family will improve considerably. During the first stage, the vegetable gardens will be for auto-consumption, at the second stage, we hope that the women will exchange their excess produce between each other and/or sell it to the public, therefore creating another income.
In the long term, the aim of the vegetable gardens is not only to provide families with nutritious food, but also to help increase the families' income and improve their health, as they should begin to consume less packaged processed food. As a result, they will be less at risk of chronic and degenerative illnesses, improving their quality of life and saving on visits to the doctor.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).