Outreach International | Vegetable Gardens for Families in Vacas, Bolivia

Outreach International | Vegetable Gardens for Families in Vacas, Bolivia

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Outreach International is a US-based humanitarian organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of extreme poverty. We partner with communities like Khirusilla, Jatun Pampa, Pajchapata and Kauca in Vacas to create sustainable, long-lasting solutions to their most urgent needs, like clean water, health clinics, food security, livelihoods and universal education. We currently operate field programs in the Philippines, India, Malawi, Zambia, DR Congo, Haiti, Bolivia, Nicaragua and the US. Learn more at outreach-international.org

Growing Vegetables to Fight Poverty

The villages of Khirusilla, Jatun Pampa, Pajchapata and Kauca need to improve nutrition levels for their families. These four communities around Vacas, Bolivia, are situated high up in the mountains, amidst very difficult terrain. 81 families are looking to build themselves a vegetable garden close to their homes. Each vegetable garden costs $69 to construct. They will grow a variety of vegetables which will provide their children with much needed nutrients. Right now, they eat mainly carbohydrate rich foods such as potato and rice, proteins are virtually missing from their diet. These vegetable gardens are a huge step out of poverty for them. 

A Little Background Before You Donate

We know this works! Outreach International has previously implemented a similar project in the neighboring village of Sapilica. Not only were they able to produce a variety of food for their own consumption, they even managed to produce a surplus which is sold at the market providing more income for their families. Their children are feeling stronger due to the increase in nutrition, concentration levels at school have also greatly improved. Due to the fact that these communities are located very high in the mountain region, cold weather can inhibit growth of vegetables during the winter months. As part of this project, a structure similar to a greenhouse will be built to protect the gardens all year round. 

Is the Project Sustainable?

Yes! These communities aren't looking for handouts. Each family will provide the stone for the walls and the labor to build them. They need our help for other materials such as the plastic for the roofs.

100% of Your Gift Goes to this Project

100% of your donation to Outreach International will go directly to the project. Your gift is going to help build the vegetable gardens and will provide a big step out of poverty.

Proving It

The project is located within the municipality of Vacas which is 68 miles (109 kilometers) from the town of Cochabamba. Specifically, the project is located to south of Vacas which is the main population of Khirusilla, Jatun Pampa, Pajchapata community, and Kauca community located to Southwestern of the main population.(GPS: -17.58193,-65.580066).

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A Charity You Can Trust

For its program and cost effectiveness, Outreach International has been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence – fewer than 0.2% of U.S. charities have earned this Seal. In addition, Outreach International is recognized as a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity, meeting all 20 standards for accountability set by the BBB. Learn more about our work at outreach-international.org

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