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Family Gardens in Tanzania

Family Gardens in Tanzania

Tanzania
$1,501
Amount Raised
Icon-funded Funding Successful! This project was successfully funded on April 16, 2013

Help Parents Feed Their Children


In Tanzania, 75% of families depend on agriculture to survive, but the land isn't producing enough. Plant With Purpose equips poor, rural families to plant vegetable gardens so parents can provide nutritious meals for children and earn income too.


Garden Seeds and Training
For $1,500, Plant With Purpose can help 30 families establish vegetable gardens.
$1,500

Total Funding Needed:
$1,500

Meet Hellen, Widow and Mother of Three

Hellen, a 45-year-old widow, struggled to provide for her three children. Her garden wasn’t producing enough food, her children weren’t getting sufficient nutrition, and she had no surplus to sell for even a few dollars of income. The family garden training she received through Plant With Purpose helped maximize her resources with no additional costs. She began to use organic compost, learned how to organically control pests, and diversified the vegetables in her garden. Soon, Hellen was growing three times the normal amount of produce. She says, “Even though I am a widow, with the trainings I got, I manage my family needs and pay for my children’s school fees.”


 

Why Family Gardens Mean Food Security

About 98% of rural women in Tanzania who are economically active depend on agriculture for survival, but the land isn’t producing enough; in fact, 42% of children under 5 suffer from chronic under-nutrition (Source: USAID). Plant With Purpose teaches families in rural communities worldwide how to plant vegetable gardens that will maximize their food production and diversify their diets. By helping families grow their own vegetables, Plant With Purpose is equipping them to develop and maintain a source of food and nutrition that can sustain them for a lifetime.

A Donation to Plant With Purpose Means a Better Future

Through family gardens, poor women farmers are increasing both family nutrition and household incomes. This means increased health for children and the ability to cover the costs of children’s  school fees, family medical needs, and additional household necessities. You can give a family the opportunity for a better tomorrow, today!

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  • $1,500 Funding Goal
  • $0 Still Needed
  • 180 Lives Impacted
  • Funded Apr 16, 2013

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Family Gardens in Tanzania

by Plant With Purpose Tanzania Food

In Tanzania, 75% of families depend on agriculture to survive, but the land isn't producing enough. Plant With Purpose equips poor, rural families ...

$1,501 Amount Raised
  • $1,500 Funding Goal
  • $0 Still Needed
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