BENEFITING: Nourish International
Hi family and friends,
I am so grateful you took the time to check out my fundraising page!
Here's the story: This year I am Co-Ventures Chair for a non-profit club on campus called Nouish International. We strive to make a lasting impact on global poverty by raising money throughout the year with small business ventures and using that money to make an impact abroad during our Summer Project. This year we are returning to Guatemala to build shops and organic gardens, as well as provide training classes to increase income in rural communities, empower women, and improve the nutrition of local children. Additionally, we plan to lead classes in accounting, marketing, and business management so that the women can continue to be autonomous and profitable after we leave. I greatly appreciate any contribution you can make, even if it's as small as $1! :) Love you all.
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Together with ByoEarth, we will identify families with children between the ages of 2 and 5, who are most at risk for malnutrition, and build gardens with vegetables and fruits for them. We will offer health and cooking classes for the parents to learn how to make nutritious meals with the plants that they grow.
Our partner nonprofit, ByoEarth, will check up with the women and families we work with regularly to determine their success and provide additional support. Our goal during this trip is threefold: to empower women through enabling them to run small businesses; to increase income within the villages in which we work through these women-run small businesses; and to improve health, especially in young children, to combat the effects of malnutrition.
We are in our second year of partnership with ByoEarth, a Guatemalan-run nonprofit focused on health and sustainability for the purpose of improving the lives of impoverished communities. Last summer, Nourish International successfully finished part one of the project with ByoEarth. Throughout the 8 weeks spent in Guatemala last summer, the UCLA team built three greenhouses in three different locations: 1) Sumpango, Sacatepequez 2) San Bartolo, Sacatepequez and 3) Junkabalito, Guatemala City. After the greenhouses were completed, the teams planted herbs and led workshops on empowerment, growing herbs, and basic business skills. This project allowed the team to create a strong relationship with the people in those communities as well as with ByoEarth.