Mission, Vision, Goals, Plan and Core Values

Sowing Opportunities seeks to cultivate self-sustainability, education, and wellness in rural Guatemala.

GOALS:

Self-sustainability

Training before planting

Train the trainer

Find solutions for irrigation and potable water

Village to remain in ownership by the residents and be maintained fully by them

VISION:

We seek to help remote, destitute villages in Guatemala to become self-sustaining, but first they must have access to clean water and food so that they can think of options.

1.Set up a system to access water for the village, with 3 milestones: water accessibility, water filtration, water hygiene education

2. Set up a greenhouse farming workshop and teach a team how to continue this work and why it’s important

3. Teach the people to plant non-native vegetables to feed themselves, on their land, and to sell the vegetables to the other villages

PLAN:

Approach problems with a situational mindset: custom approach

FIVE CORE VALUES (long-term):

1.       Doing peace and justice work

2.       Creating equity

A commitment to lessening inequalities and oppressive disparities.

How: using our resources of strength to provide tools for people to empower themselves.

3.       Respecting life

The dignity of human life: an injury to one individual is an injury to all.

4.       Empowering one another

Connecting cultures and resources from a 1st world community to a 3rd world community.

How: Listen to understand needs so as not to impose values.

5.       Community cultivation

How: Residents become involved in active learning and teaching.


Sowing Opportunities is a 501(c)(3), as of March 14, 2018, EIN #81-3388386

On May 7, 2018 Sowing Opportunities earned the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency      https://www.guidestar.org/profile/81-3388386