GIVE FAMILIES THE GIFT OF A VEGETABLE GARDEN
€8840 OF €5000 REACHED
Families in the Talanga region do not have enough to eat. Our goal: to provide 30 families with the seeds, tools and knowledge to start their own vegetable garden. In this way, they will benefit from direct access to healthy fruit and vegetables - permanently.
Help us raise € 5000 for this by the end of the year.
IN CONVERSATION: KAYA AND HER VEGTABLE GARDEN
Kaya lives in the village of Jalaca Abajo, where we have already been able to provide several families with a vegetable garden. She lives in a house with her husband, children and grandchildren. She is very happy that she and her family can finally provide themselves with healthy food thanks to the vegetable garden.
HOW WE HELP TO STRENGTHEN FOOD SECURITY
Join Martina on an interactive tour and discover how a vegetable garden is changing her life and that of her family.
Martina receives the seeds and tools she needs to start her own vegetable garden for herself and her family.
In a workshop, she learns from agricultural expert Saul Domingues how best to plant and maintain the vegetable garden.
Over the course of an entire year, Saul regularly comes by for bi-weekly consultations. He imparts further knowledge to Martina and answers any individual questions she may have.
Thanks to the garden, Martina and her family now have a permanent source of food, and can feed themselves with healthy fruit and vegetables such as carrots, courgettes and tomatoes. As a result, her children are less likely to be sick, can go to school regularly and thus build a better life for themselves in the long term.
In addition, Martina's self-esteem and social status in the community increases. By selling surplus vegetables, she can generate savings for her family. The interaction with other women strengthens the relationships and bonds within the community.
Best of all, the knowledge remains with Martina long after the project is over. She now has the tools and training to feed her family healthy food for the long haul and even earn a living.
The 30 families are happy that we are collecting donations so that they can start their own vegetable garden - and hope that it can start at the end of the year. This requires paying for seeds, tools and the consultation of the agricultural expert. Support them now with your donation.
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Recipient: The Opportunity Project gUG
IBAN: DE42 4306 0967 1157 4966 00
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The Impact of your donation
€ 10 wood for raised beds
€ 25 vegetable seeds for one family per year
€ 40 important garden tools
€ 75 garden workshop day
€ 150 total cost for vegetable garden for one family
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WHY DONATE TO US?
YOUR DONATION IS EFFECTIVE
As a small organisation, we are able to keep our overhead costs extremely low (2.6%). This means that your donation arrives where it is needed - in Honduras.
We equip people with the tools and skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty sustainably, so your donation has a lasting impact.
TOGETHER ON THE GROUND
We work in partnership with the local communities because they know local life best - and share our joy at new achievements.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE FACING HUNGER IN HONDURAS?
More than 2.2 million people in Honduras are affected by severe food insecurity in 2022.
Surveys in our rural partner communities revealed that 90 % of the inhabitants (young as well as old) suffer from malnutrition.
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION?
Food insecurity and economic difficulties force people to eat less and settle for food of lower quality. The result: malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and hunger.
Malnutrition particularly affects the physical and cognitive development of children. They miss school due to illness, learn less and often drop out of school. This lack of education prevents the entire communities from developing sustainably.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUNGER
What do people in Honduras eat? In rural areas they live on home-grown corn and beans, which makes them extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Climate change brings about extreme heat and droughts throughout the year, and hurricanes in autumn. These weather extremes lead to crop failures and are thus the cause of hunger and food insecurity in Honduras.
HOW VEGETABLE GARDENS IMPROVE PEOPLE'S LIVES
MALNUTRITION IN HONDURAS
"It's great to see the enthusiasm of the families and how - step by step - they become self-sufficient with their vegetable garden."
Saul Domingues, Agricultural engineer and expert for vegetable gardens
To make the initiative as successful as possible, we have brought in one of the best agricultural experts in the region: Saul Domingues.
Our partnership with Saul ensures that the families receive ongoing support and guidance.
Saul visits the families monthly for individual consultations in their gardens. He shows them how to improve their harvesting skills - and how to sell their surplus produce to members of their community or even access the larger food markets in Talanga.
We would be delighted if you could help to fight hunger in Honduras and promote food security with your donation.
A CHANCE FOR EDUCATION
By growing their own vegetables, families can eat healthier - and avoid malnutrition in children. This improves their cognitive and physical abilities. They are less likely to miss school and their education improves - which is of course the basis for building a self-determined life in the long term.
RESILILIENCE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
The Gardens for Growth Initiative helps people become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. They learn how to cope with droughts and make the soil more fertile with compost. Mixed crops of carrots, courgettes, tomatoes, lettuce and fruit reduce the risk of crop failure and increase the availability of food.
Culturally, women in rural Honduras are responsible for household chores and childcare. Although this is very important, it restricts their independence and access to education. For this reason, we have decided to make women our direct point of contact. In almost all gardens, the female head of household is responsible for the work. In this way, we strengthen their self-confidence and economic independence.
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN HONDURAS
The vegetable gardens also have a positive impact on the natural environment. On the one hand, they are an ecological and environmentally friendly approach to food production. On the other hand, they promote biodiversity and serve as a habitat for animals and other beneficial organisms.
AGRICULTURAL EXPERT SAÚL DOMINGUES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will my donation be received?
We are a small organisation and have extremely low administrative costs. Therefore, all donations really go to our projects. Currently, our administrative costs amount to only 2.6%. This means that about 97.4% of your donation actually reaches the project. With other non-profit organisations, it is often only 70-85%.
Can I get a donation receipt?
Yes, as an officially recognised non-profit organisation, The Opportunity Project gemeinnützige UG is authorised to issue donation receipts. We send them out by email upon request or at the end of the financial year.
How were the 30 families selected?
To find out which families were interested, we held a meeting in three villages in the Talanga region. There, we presented our idea of helping to plant and maintain our own vegetable gardens to the village chairman and all community members. 30 families expressed great interest. Therefore, we would like to collect money for them until the end of the year to enable them to have their own vegetable garden.