Traction on Demand's Community Life Gardens Campaign
$1,000 raised
25% of $4k goal
6 contributors
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Together we can end hidden hunger and extreme poverty.

At Traction on Demand, we have a passionate and heart-felt interest in making the world better. Over the past year, we have supported Thrive for Good in the development of their Salesforce instance. One main feature involved developing a custom object for their garden projects so they can gather real-time data including beneficiaries, crop varieties and income-generating activities. Tractionites have also generously donated multiple cell phones to be used by Thrives trainers as they report on their projects using Formstack in the field.

We now have the opportunity to sponsor 10 Community Life Gardens in the most efficient way possible. Giving just $15 provides the training and simple tools needed for 1 person to grow organic, nutritious and healthy food for a lifetime. With Thrive for Good, there is no limit to the impact that we can make on the world. The ripple effect of our actions can be infinite.

Can you envision everyone in the world having access to healthy and nutritious food, allowing them to thrive and reach their full potential?

Join us and sponsor the needed supplies, tools and seeds for 10 Community Life Gardens establishing 400 garden beds. Let's help communities reach new heights, transfer their knowledge to others, expand their impact and break the cycle of poverty.

 

 

 

 

 

10 Community Life Gardens will impact the lives of nearly 500 people. 

 

  • 500 people

  • $110,000 of nutritious food produced per year

  • 25x Social Return on Impact

Your donation makes a lasting impact!

With knowledge, simple tools, and starter seeds, people who can't afford to buy healthy food can grow their own - almost anywhere in the world. It costs $15 per person to produce nutrient-dense, life-giving foods and proven natural medicines and provide a sustainable source of potential income generation.

You will receive a tax receipt from Thrive for Good for your contribution.  

Saving Lives

Renewing the Earth

Fighting Poverty

Hidden hunger is everywhere.

The single biggest health challenge today is unequal access to nutrition. 2 billion people - including 1 in 3 children - aren't getting enough micronutrients to reach their full potential and fight disease.

It shows up in wealthy countries where packaged and fast foods are cheaper than fresh fruits and vegetables.

It happens mostly in poor countries, where the first priority is to get food in bellies, and "nutrition" means meal after meal of processed, white grains and corn. Because even among farming families in the world’s poorest countries, people aren’t growing nutrient-dense foods.

But developing brains and bodies are hungry for micronutrients. Without real nutrition, children never get a fair chance. They can't thrive and their immunity isn't strong enough to fight infection. In fact, 45% of deaths in children under the age of 5 are related to poor nutrition.

Hidden hunger keeps people from improving their own lives. It causes kids to miss school. It keeps adults from work when they're chronically ill. And it orphans too many children.

The diseases caused by hidden hunger cost the poor too much to treat if they have access to healthcare at all. And the burden of disease from hidden hunger keeps the best work of charities from making enough impact. Because nutrition is a basic need and only when it's met can people thrive.

The Solution

Until now, a nourishing, whole foods diet has seemed out of reach for the poor. That's because we've come to see food as a cost and healthy food as a luxury.

But through Life Gardens, communities including prisons, schools, HIV groups and churches are able to grow health. Thrive trains and equips people to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods and medicinal plants.

These projects are called Life Gardens because growing health is the first step to a thriving life.

It's based on the best organic growing methods, nutritional research and an education-first approach.

About Thrive

Thrive is a worldwide not-for-profit based in Canada operating out of Kenya putting nutritional security - not just food security - in the hands of the poor so they can improve their lives.

Thrive empowers the poor to be self-sufficient, starting with nutrition. When people can take health into their own hands, they have new dignity and pride. Nutritional-security also gives them hope for a better future without the constant burden of disease.

Vision & Mission

By 2025, Thrive will empower 1 million people in the developing world to lead healthy and sustainable lives by training them to grow nutritious and income-generating whole foods.

When people have everything they need to grow healthy, disease-fighting foods, they have the foundation for reaching their fullest potential.

 

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$10 CAD
Sponsor a Garden Bed
Each of the community "Life Gardens" that Ernest stars is made up of approximately 40 garden beds (100sqft each). These bio-intensive nutrition producing beds produce enough food to feed 1x person, each and every day.. with healthy food.

Make a difference today and sponsor a garden bed and change a life.
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$100 CAD
Supply Seeds for an Entire Community Garden
Each community garden needs the power of seeds to start. Once the garden beds are dug, prepared and ready, seeds are needed to get started. Within 30-45 days we start seeing the 'fruit of our labour' as produce is ready to harvest.

You can supply and entire community garden with seeds today.
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$350 CAD
Sponsor a "Life Garden" for a Community
You can make a difference and sponsor all of the supply and seed costs for an entire community garden.

A "Life Garden" empowers an impoverished community to be self-sufficient, starting with nutrition. When people can take health into their own hands, they have new dignity and pride. Nutritional-security also gives them hope for a better future without the constant burden of disease.
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