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Project Highlights

  1. Gardens provide families with a source of nutrition and livelihood.
  2. This initiative will directly benefit 70 families of Ecuador’s Pichincha Province.

Gardens to provide Nutrition.

Due to success of this project in 2013, we are launching a follow-up program to help even more Ecuadorean families start their own gardens.

Ecuador-MapProgram Goal: Establish fruit and vegetable gardens for 70 families in Pichincha, Ecuador.

In the Pichincha region of Ecuador, most families live on just $30 per month, and that means each day is a struggle to survive. Those families who do own small pieces of land cultivate only one crop — usually corn — which barely covers their basic needs.

With your help, this project will provide 70 families with a sustainable source of nutrition, helping to address health challenges common to this region. Each family will receive fruit and vegetable seedlings with supplies and training for growing their own gardens. With no chemical pesticides and all recyclable materials, families will create their gardens in a sustainable, safe way.

And, at the local market, their extra produce will bring much-needed additional income to help pay for necessities like health care and school fees.

By investing in this project, you will help families move from dependence to sustainable independence. Children and parents will contribute to their own well-being and economic security — more each season.

Expected Results: Children will have better access to vitamin-rich produce, which will protect them from malnutrition and illness. And the sale of surplus fruits and vegetables will boost each family’s income by as much as $40 per month.

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