To implement community and economic activities, including building schools and health centers and feeding families, through our comprehensive, sustainable agricultural project.
WHERE TO START?
Extreme need in:
Education Nutrition and Healthcare
OUR SOLUTION: ‘EMPOWER 1’
*CREATE 1 SELF-SUSTAINING AGRI-BUSINESS COMMUNITY
* Feed 1 school for 1 year // 300 students twice/day
* Operate 1 fully staffed clinic: 3 full-time certified nurses & 4 Staff
* Fund 1 cohort of nurse education: 50 full-tuition nursing scholarships
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
What we want you to do is to adopt an acre on E. D. Baker Farms in the village. We will employ the people themselves to grow the rice and vegetables they need. After harvesting, we will feed the school children, free of cost to their families, and then sell the remainder on the open market, using the proceeds to buy school uniforms for the children, pay salaries for the teachers, and the staff at the health center. After all, the people in the village are very proud to tell anyone who listens that they built the health center and the school buildings themselves. They don’t need anyone to dig the water well or the toilet for them. They just need the funds to do so. And the best way to do this is through the farm project.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
For a one thousand dollars (US $1,000) donation, we can plant ten (10) acres of rice and vegetables employing the very people you are trying to help. That’s it; we do the rest. We plant, we tend the farm, we harvest, we market the food we don’t consume and we use the proceeds for the work you wanted to do in the first place. At harvest, your thousand dollars will become two, five or ten thousand dollars in proceeds. And then we plant more acres the following year and the year after that from your original one thousand dollars as the gift that keeps on giving.
Provide school breakfast for 300 kids
Funds 5 full-tuition scholarships nurses
Employs 10 women for the year
Funds 2 teachers for the year
Funds 3 full-tuition scholarships for nursing students
Pays a nurse's salary or a teacher's salary
Provides 1500 meals for students