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Small-Scale Irrigation

Small-Scale Irrigation

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$145

Description

Go with the flow. For farmers, water is not just for drinking, but is needed to grow healthy and productive crops. This gift contributes to small-scale irrigation projects that help generate food and income for communities.

How your gift helps

Traditionally, in the mountain village of Dak Xieng Ah, Laos, the local diet did not include much in the way of vegetables - perhaps a few roots and leaves from the forest. But these days people are learning how to grow and prepare vegetables to improve the family diet and also to earn a small income from selling the excess produce.

To grow healthy vegies they need a reliable water supply in the village. TEAR's partner World Concern (Laos) is working with the community here to establish a small-scale irrigation system for watering gardens and rice paddies. This project is also helping to improve their food supply, providing vegetable seeds and training to grow productive kitchen gardens, and also to prepare vegies in palatable ways for the family table.

Your gift of a small-scale irrigation system 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) is a Christian development organisation that works with people facing extreme poverty to provide hope and opportunity. Its projects in Laos mostly focus on some of the country's poorest and most isolated ethnic minority communities.