AGRO-FORESTERIA-URBANO-MARGINAL

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AGRO-FORESTERIA-URBANO-MARGINAL

Ecuador
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
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Oswaldo Granda develops community gardens in Ecuador's urban slums. By uniting neighbors to maintain shared gardens, he provides them with food, beautifies their communities, and improves their outlook.

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Oswaldo is transforming unused urban land into productive gardens developed and managed by local citizens. He applies rural development techniques like farming, agro-forestry, and reliance on local resources to reduce the extreme poverty of migrants from the countryside. He draws the private, public, and social sectors into a powerful triangle, addressing such fundamental concerns as nutrition, unemployment, and underemployment, detachment from rural roots, depression, and the loss of community, while lessening environmental contamination in urban Ecuador. Oswaldo also cleans up and uses existing public parks that have degenerated into trash dumps for residents to grow food and decorative trees native to Ecuador, beautifying and improving public spaces and enhancing the outlook and quality of life of the community participants.