Location: Kabale District, Uganda
Grant Amount: $42,100
Grantee Website: www.dig.org/
Areas of Impact: Agriculture, Environmental Sustainability
Mission of Development In Gardening (DIG)
Development in Gardening’s projects enable vulnerable and HIV-affected communities to meet their own needs and improve their well-being through nutrition-sensitive and sustainable agriculture.
In collaboration with women leaders in the Batwa community and Global Batwa Outreach (GBO), DIG will provide experiential training in sustainable agriculture, nutrition, improved cooking practices, and business record-keeping, develop three community demonstration gardens, and 400 women-led home gardens benefitting over 1,600 Batwa women, girls and families to break the cycle of poverty and food insecurity.
Why We Love This Project
We love this project because it is well-researched and sustainable and because of its focus on working with the Batwa population, its evidence of success, community buy-in, nutritional education and its adaption to individual environments.