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    Planting seeds of change for the fruit of tomorrow

    Day 313

    Taking Root

    Our greenhouse project in Nakivale Refugee Settlement has really taken root. It began a few years ago as a passion project for one of our teammates, Wilson, and has now more than doubled in size, providing fruits, vegetables, and invaluable skills to vulnerable women.

    Now, there’s a new head agronomist in town – Iyan. And he has dreams to take the greenhouses to the next level.

    We wanted to help him get there. And what better way than by helping to lay the foundations for a greater bounty to grow?

    We purchased seeds for all six greenhouses! Soon tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, and mango will be sprouting up, ready to be harvested.

    The greenhouse project helps women who are facing particularly difficult circumstances at home find their footing again. With newly learned gardening skills, added nutritional value from the fruits and vegetables grown, and products to sell at the market, these women have a chance at a brighter future.

    Iyan tells us that because of the project issues such as domestic violence have really gone down for the women participating in the program.

    “It’s incredible the difference this has made,” he said. “We’ve had the best results.”

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