permEzone - Sanje, Uganda

$4,490 of $21,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 7 months
permEzone is changing lives:
* Training farmers in permaculture design and agro-ecological farming techniques
* Empowering  farmers to integrate traditional knowledge  with scientific understanding
* Supporting farmers in farmer-to-farmer extension to  share local best practices
* Implementing a mobile phone platform to provide additional long-term support
* Demonstrating that land restored to its natural vigor can support a strong local economy alongside healthy, functioning ecosystems.
Farmers are our greatest allies in resolving both social and environmental problems. 70% of the world’s food is grown on small farms. It’s important to keep soil, water, air, and farmers healthy by farming with nature in mind.

The farmers participating in the first permEzone pilot program in Asumbi in SW Kenya are hard at work developing designs for their model farms and building community networks.

With your help, the next permEzone pilot program will start training a new community of farmers in Sanje, Central Region of Uganda in 2019. Local Permaculture organization Broadfield Enterprises Uganda (BEU) is ready to provide a full permaculture design course for 20 Sanje farmers. For two years, BEU will support the trained farmers in developing model farms. These farmers will in turn work with 300 to 400 farmers in their community sharing knowledge and information.  

Help permEzone empower the Sanje community to create a strong local economy, meet their nutritional needs, and improve the health of the environment through eco-social resilience.

Please donate whatever you can and share this appeal as widely as possible. Help us take permEzone to the next level!

permEzone is a project of Empowerment WORKS, a 501c3 for-impact organization registered in the USA (EIN: 31-179-6801)
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We've been able to reduce our GoFundMe goal again thanks to additional funds becoming available from other sources - we are now over $4000 closer to our new goal of $21000. Please share the campaign as widely as possible and help us achieve the goal to fund the entire two-year program in Sanje.
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Great news! Thanks to some generous direct donations towards our Phase 2 program in Uganda, we’ve been able to reduce our GoFundMe target by $5,000. This takes us a big step closer to achieving our goal. A big Thank You to all our supporters:- thank you for showing your commitment to our work, and thank you for sharing our vision of a world where farming communities have the potential to change their own lives for the better!
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$4,490 of $21,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 7 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Empowerment Works
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EIN: 311796801
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