VEGETABLE SEEDS

$29.00

 

Vegetable seeds are a simple way for you to help families improve their diets. The seeds provide a variety of produce such as tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, cucumbers, zucchini and legumes.

 

COUNTRIES

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • D.R. CONGO
  • ETHIOPIA
  • HAITI
  • INDIA
  • MOZAMBIQUE
  • RWANDA
  • PERU

 

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WHY IT MATTERS

  • When a family has access to nutritious vegetables, their health dramatically improves, and children can attend school regularly instead of staying home sick.
  • Families are also able to sell their extra vegetables in the market for additional income, which can be used for tuition, medical expenses and other needs.
  • Many crops can be grown in a small area such as a keyhole garden, allowing families to grow vegetables without owning large plots of land.

A Story of True Impact

Maycly Michel is an 11-year-old boy who lives in Haiti with his father Odins, his mother, and his older sister. Maycly’s father worked as a farmer to provide for his family, but as hard as he tried to make farming a profitable business, he always fell short. Then friends like you sent Maycly and his family some vegetable seeds. Maycly’s father was also invited to come learn about new ways to farm at FH’s agricultural training center, located in his community.

He was trained on how to properly grow vegetables, how to space and plant other seeds and how to effectively use fertilizer. In his first vegetable harvest following the training, his yield doubled what it was his previous years and in his second harvest, he tripled his output. This allowed him to rent additional land and plant a larger variety of vegetables. Since his family now has access to many different vegetables all the time, Maycly is healthier and is performing better in school.