Farm families pursue diversified organic farming in Negros Occidental
Flora, daughter of Sebastian Chuwa, African Blackwood Conservation Project
coordinator for Tanzania, holding a mpingo seedling from the organization’s
tree nursery as supported by several Cottonwood grants.
A Cottonwood grant helps Eco-Garden in Kenya to protect a spring well
serving 100 households as well as to train small farmers in organic
gardening and sustainable environmental management, providing them
with tools and vegetable and tree seeds.
A Cottonwood grant helped Environment and Community Development Organization
in Nepal purchase a plastic water tank for a primary school as well
as repair community drinking water systems.
Some of the participants in an environmental working camp in Ganja,
Azerbaijan organized by the Association of Young Azerbaijani Friends
As part of Friends Service Council, Nepal’s Women Empowerment
Project funded by Cottonwood, 24 women were trained in noodle making
as an alternative income generation option.
A Cottonwood grant enabled Fundacion Ecologica Tercer Mundo to construct
a small laundry house in Nalpe, Ecuador, using mostly volunteer labor,
which will help to protect the water quality of the Rio Vite as well
as to serve as a useful amenity for the community.
A $750 Cottonwood
grant to Outreach Asia built an entire one-room schoolhouse (including
desks) for the education of the children of Vieng Hin Village, Laos.