Train Women in Bio-intensive Farming in Kenya
You can support the Feed Villages program that aims to educate local farmers in ways of bio-intensive farming which is an effective, healthy, and sustainable agricultural technique. The program promotes community seed saving to support biodiversity and restoration of tree covers in villages. Additionally, the program often produces extra food that is donated to local schools and orphanages.
In Kenya, women do up to 80% of the farm work yet they only own 1% of the land and receive as little as 5% of farm input and other support. If women were taught effective agricultural methods to increase their yield, food production would increase by 20%. In addition to feeding their families, profits received by women are more likely to be invested in family health and education which is critical in alleviating poverty in the community.
Thus, Common Ground operates under Village Volunteers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth.
About Village Volunteers
Partner since March, 2010
Village Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth. Their vision is to build sustainable communities that reach their full potential in the areas of health care, public health awareness, environmental conservation, access to clean water, sanitation, education, food security, and economic stability. Today, they work in rural villages in Kenya, Belize, India, Ghana, and Nepal.