Seed funding. The gift of seeds and training helps to create a kitchen garden full of fresh nutritious vegies. Surplus produce can be sold at local markets for extra income. This gift contributes to projects that help families to move from subsistence farming to surplus yields.
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.
This young girl, watering her family’s vegie patch in the cool of the morning, lives in the mountain village of Dak Sieng Ah, Laos. TEAR’s partner World Concern Laos is working with the community here to improve their food supply, providing vegetable seeds and training to grow productive kitchen gardens. Mustard plants and garlic (pictured), as well as onions, eggplants and other green leafy vegetables are commonly planted. The project has helped the community to establish irrigation for watering gardens and rice paddies, and is also teaching people how to grow cash crops like coffee.
Your gift of a vegetable garden is contributing to projects like this one and making a difference in the lives of those facing poverty and marginalisation.
About our partner – World Concern (Laos)
World Concern (Laos) is a Christian development organisation that works to provide hope and opportunity to people facing extreme poverty. Its projects in Laos mostly focus on some of the country’s poorest and most isolated ethnic minority communities.