Path step leaves.

We assist schools, families and children living in disadvantaged rural areas to progress along these path steps to sustainable living.

Strengthen HEALTH
Improve HOME

Access Knowledge

Access Knowledge about sustainable living model of Purpose, Practices and Principles represented by this mandala of avocado tree leaves, petals and seeds.

The first step is having conversations about everyones’ beliefs and goals with schools and families. These are very important if we are to assist in a sustainable manner.

Once we understand each other’s situation, beliefs and goals, we can discuss our model and solutions.

The first technical knowledge step is teaching organic gardening techniques and understanding any resource needs.

Apply Resources

Apply resources including land, water, compost, seeds and natural sprays to build a raised bed organic Food Always In The Home (FAITH) vegetable garden.

We assist schools and families to build water supply systems when needed, and establish compost making and plant nursery facilities.

Strengthen Health

Strengthen Health with good nutrition, safe water, sanitation, hygiene and weather tight homes.

We assist families and schools to grow vegetable so that their children can eat nutritious meals at home and breakfast at school.

We do this so that the children will want to attend school and be attentive in the classroom, rather than being distracted by an empty stomach or even feinting before their first meal of the day at lunch time.

Earn Income

Earn Income to save and invest in productive assets like livestock and small businesses.

We assist families to earn an income by growing surplus vegetables from their home garden and also from market gardens for selling to neighbors and the local market.

We also provide loans to families and village community banks (VICOBA) for small business working capital and the purchase of productive assets.

Improve Home / Facilities

Improve homes with rent-to-own (RTO) house building, and loans for home improvement and new house construction.

We also build school water, sanitation and hygiene (SWASH) facilities that include water system, toilet block, hand wash basins and kitchen at schools.

We do this to create learning friendly environments at home and school.

Enhance Education

Enhance Education by assisting with Grow-own-Breakfast program and building SWASH facilities.

We do this to strengthen student health, increase school attendance, and academic performance so that the children have more opportunity to receive an education, earn an income, and support a happy family of their own.