|With great success for a number of years now – our Healthy Eating Initiative is battling the high incidence of diabetes, high blood pressure, tooth decay, weight gain and anemia in the rural southwest communities of Nicaragua.
We’re teaching members of the community how to take advantage of their unused lands to improve their quality of life nutritionally, as well as economically. We provide classes in basic gardening, soil enhancement, nutrition and natural pest control.
Most of these families live in extreme poverty and have harsh lives. By offering Healthy Eating Workshops at neighboring schools, kids and their parents learn values such as respect, discipline and responsibility.
Since we started the program:
· We’ve created 32 organic gardens – including three at other local NGOs and three at local public schools.
· More than 150 people have directly benefited from the creation of the organic gardens.
· More than 1,000 individuals have purchased vegetables from the gardens and the Clinic.
Since March 2018, we’ve trained new families on the biointensive organic system that requires no expensive pesticides. With planting season quickly approaching in May, this is the perfect time to prepare the land, distribute the seeds and create new gardens.
But to expand this program – we need your help…