SEEDS FOR NICARAGUA
Seeds for Nicaragua is a campaign to buy planting seed of rice beans, and corn in support of rural farming families on Ometepe Island in SW Nicaragua.
As many of you know I lived for more than a decade in this region establishing grass root non-profit projects focused on food security. I am intimate with the realities and communities this campaign will support.
Today Nicaragua is once again in a tailspin. The short of it is that there has been an economic collapse and a near halt of commodity goods in circulation. This is staging for hunger.
This campaign has raised $3,700 to date in funds and purchased over 6,000+ pounds of rice and corn planting seeds.
We are now in the second phase of raising funds for planting bean seeds for the early September sowing. Beans are the protein block of the diet for Nicaraguan families and key to maintaining healthy growth in the children. Supporting families with bean planting seeds will make a world of difference in not only staving hunger but supporting cognitive and physical growth for the children. Our goal is raise $1,200 to help 40 families receive planting seed. Please consider donating as this can support life long development.
Approximately 100 pounds of beans will sow an acre and costs 100 dollars. If you can sponsor an acre of seed that would be great, two acres of seed magnificent, but ½, 1/4, or even 1/8th of an acre will make a world of difference.
With the support of community leaders on Ometepe Island, who have a known track record of being capable, reliable, and wise, we are able to facilitate locating the families most in need and to ensure fair distribution.
Thank you for joining me.
*To extend your support please consider emailing and posting this campaign to friends along with a short personal note. This small act could plant many acres...Our Team
Isabella is a long standing community supporter on Ometepe Island, a truly selfless and caring soul. Isabella was key in helping me start Cafe Infantil - a children's nutritional program - back in 2002, which to this day continues to make a world of difference to many children. Isabella is coordinating the families that will be receiving the planting seeds and assuring that they are fairly distributed.Angel Diaz
Angel lives up to his name. He is one of the most giving and caring people I know. When Angel befriends you it is for life. He has helped me with multiple projects and challenging situations, always making sure our goals come through . Angel will be coordinating the purchase and transportation of the planting seed to the communities on Ometepe Island. Michael Judd
Michael Judd has worked with agro-ecological and whole-system designs throughout the Americas for nearly two decades, focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design. His projects increase local food security and community health in both tropical and temperate growing regions.