Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students

by Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), University of Colorado at Boulder
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Summary

Water will be harvested and 200 students trained annually in victory garden to grow fruits and vegetables for food and income. The idea will be disseminated to other villages through gardening clubs.
$30,000
total goal
$20,865
remaining
148
donors
2
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The students in the village of Atebes near Adigrat, Ethiopia go hungry like peasant households. The village does not have fruits or vegetables due to water shortage and drought. Water and environmental degradation are the main problems in the village. The School in Mugulat does not have water and the kids have to carry water for them and their teachers. They also do not have school lunch or snack programs.

Solution

Surface water harvesting will solve the impact of drought and the victory gardens will provide food to the students and families. The students will be trained by a gardening and design expert. Seeds and seedlings will be provided by the project.

Long-Term Impact

The victory garden model will spread to other villages through student victory garden clubs. Perennial fruit trees and vegetables will provide food for the households. The students will play a positive environmental citizenship after they graduate.

Resources

http:/​/​www.ccb-boulder.org/​
Consortium for Capacity Building - Climate Affairs
Project Leader:
Tsegay Wolde-Georgis
Dr.
Boulder, CO United States
$9,135 raised of $30,000 goal
 
219 donations
$20,865 to go
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