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