Equip a Rural Farmer
Three of every four people in developing countries live in rural areas and most of them depend on subsistence farming to feed their families--over 2 billion living on less than $2 a day and 880 million on less than $1 a day. Promoting agriculture is a fundamental instrument for sustainable development and poverty reduction.
This gift will allow a small family farm in Nepal, Zambia or Nicaragua to experience the benefits of micro irrigation. Introducing low cost drip irrigation systems and better agriculture training will provide small land holding farmers with real solutions and the means to increase their income year after year in a responsible, low-impact way. Your gift also supports practical and tangible training for the family. This training will teach principles regarding quality, productivity, and sustainability standards which will help the family to better participate in the market.