Seed funding. The gift of seeds and training helps to create a bountiful kitchen garden full of fresh vegies. Surplus produce can be sold at local markets for extra income.
Gifts and donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Should the number of items sold or the funds raised exceed the amount needed for the projects these gifts are intended to fund, TEAR Australia will redirect donations to similar development work.
Growing vegetables not only helps to boost a family’s nutrition, but can also boost the household savings by selling surplus crops at the market.
In Tanzania, a group from the Busegwe and Nyama villages have been working together with TEAR partner BRAC to improve their household nutrition and income through growing vegetables. The group has accessed training in vegetable gardening, the digging of small wells to water vegies, and how to process and preserve vegetables. Their kitchen gardens are now bursting with fresh produce and there is more money to buy simple items like school supplies or household utensils.
About our partner - BRAC (Buhemba Rural Agricultural Centre)
BRAC was established in 1993 as part of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, Diocese of Mara. It helps the poorest of the poor in the communities it serves. Its “Empowering Communities for Better Livelihood and Environment” project involves training for farmers in groups around improved water access, goat rearing, vegetable growing, bee-keeping, fish farming, constructing fuel-efficient stoves, tree planting and seedling production. All of the project’s activities are designed to preserve the environment.