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Grassroots International: Guarantee Human Rights

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THE STORY:

Water. Land. Seeds. Food. These are basic human rights.

But for decades, financial institutions like the World Bank and massive corporations, emboldened by “free trade” agreements, have gobbled up prime agricultural lands and access to major water sources all around the globe. They use poisonous chemicals on the land to grow industrial crops, and make huge profits on the exports while actually producing less food than small farmers.

Fortunately, that’s not the end of the story. Millions of peasants, indigenous peoples and caring individuals (like you!) want to guarantee human rights to everyone, especially those on the losing end of corporate globalization.

Founded in 1983, with help from individuals like you Grassroots International has supported frontline impacted communities of peasants, indigenous peoples and women, investing over $42 million in community-led movements to guarantee human rights to water, land, seeds and food at time when these resources (and those who defend them) are under attack.

What your gift can do:

  • Provide much-needed support and solidarity for grassroots movements in Latin America, Haiti, Brazil, Palestine, West Africa and around the world.
  • Advance bottom-up solutions, led by those most impacted by the problems to advance real and creative solutions.
  • Make a difference in the lives of small farmers and vulnerable communities that are on the frontlines of challenging the corporate takeover of land and water systems, protecting seeds and supporting sustainable alternatives.

Our vision:

Grassroots International envisions a world in which a universal commitment to the health and well-being of the earth and all its peoples, fueled by successful global movements for economic and climate justice, has transformed production practices, consumption patterns, and economic and social relations to ones based on sustainability, equity, and the rights to land, food, and water.

$300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maria Marin

    $25

  • Luiz Simas

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dave Evans

    $50

  • stician

    $10

  • Kat McLellan

    $25

  • Choya Adkison-Stevens

    $40

  • kelly t

    $25

  • The Haughtons

    $20

  • Bobbi Joels

    $30

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120% Raised of $250 Goal

The Team: $15,956 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Grassroots International

Amount Raised

$5,854

 

17% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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Nancy Holmstrom

Amount Raised

$2,502

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Brinton Lykes

Amount Raised

$1,450

 

145% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Hayat Imam

Amount Raised

$1,400

 

140% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Carol Schachet

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

179% Raised of $600 Goal

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Diana Digges

Amount Raised

$700

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Judy Clark

Amount Raised

$500

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Shannon Bodwell

Amount Raised

$330

 

132% Raised of $250 Goal

Donor Comments

Bobbi Joels

Bobbi Joels

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

The Haughtons

The Haughtons

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

kelly t

kelly t

DONATION: $25

awesome work!!! 3 years ago

Choya Adkison-Stevens

Choya Adkison-Stevens

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Kat McLellan

Kat McLellan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

stician

stician

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Dave Evans

Dave Evans

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Luiz Simas

Luiz Simas

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Maria Marin

Maria Marin

DONATION: $25

3 years ago