Cattle Project Update
Last year in June 2017 we donated 23 cows and 5 bulls to selected families. Our goal was to help small farmers grow great cattle and Continue Reading…
Demonstration Farm Vegetable Garden Update
December 2015 – April 2018
In March, we were able to donate seeds for cabbages and carrots to an entire village. They are working together to improve the quality of life. In the coming months, we will begin teaching them the basics of nutrition so they can better feed their kids. We are changing lives, one person and one village at a time!
Malnutrition kills more than malaria or Aids combined; basic needs should not kill nowadays.
We conducted an assessment to find out the state of the kids, nutrition-wise, in the area we work in. The results were heartbreaking. We assessed twenty-three kids. Nine had moderate malnutrition and two had acute malnutrition that required immediate medical attention.
It took some time to get our great cattle project to the finish line, but we did it!
Our volunteers were initially busy buying these beautiful Cows and Bulls. They bought the first batch which included nine cows and five bulls, the next batch was bought the week after. Ultimately, the plan was to officially donate them to the selected twenty-three families the following week. This is one step in the right direction to fight against hunger and malnutrition: one village at a time!
3rd consecutive Back to School 2017 campaign
July 2017 – September 2017
Our volunteers selected eighty-one kids from the different communities, who without our help would not be able to afford school supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, pens, and pencils. These kids were thoroughly selected by our team of volunteers and had no other way of getting their school supplies. Launching our online fundraiser campaign we were hoping to generate enough money for these kids to attend school because the success for these kids will start with going to school!Continue reading
Donations for Wheat and Cabbage
We donated seeds of wheat and cabbage and helped families in need. Our goal was to raise $570 in three weeks
Donation of Corn Seeds Update
February 9th, 2017
We scheduled a visit to some of our sponsored families to whom we donated corn seeds back in September. It is amazing to see the fruit of our hard work and donations. They expressed how happy they are and grateful for our efforts.
Wheat Farm Update Harvest
August 7, 2016 – June 1, 2016
The Teach to Grow Wheat Farm is growing very well! We are doing whatever it takes to fight against hunger and malnutrition. The wheat was kept in our storage sheds and was
donated to families that otherwise did not have enough seeds for their farming needs. We kept a close eye on the Wheat farm and in just a few more weeks we had another harvest!!
Donation of Corn Seeds
October 15, 2016
We donated seeds of corn to thirty families in need. The families expressed how not having enough seeds had caused them to go through months of hunger each year.
We can not be any happier thinking that the next year the harvest will be so much better! These families will have enough food for themselves and their families. Thanks to our amazing donors. Together we can end hunger and malnutrition one person at a time!
2nd consecutive Back to School 2016 campaign
July 2016 – September 12, 2016
This year was our 2nd consecutive Back to School Campaign. We had 61 kids who needed notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. Since last year we started helping the kids of our sponsored families with school supplies. This has been a huge help for the parents, otherwise, they would have struggled to have enough school supplies to give to their kids.Continue reading
Sponsor a farmer campaign
August 6, 2016 – August 31, 2016
During the past three years we managed to host one annual fundraiser, but this year we could not. However, we continued our great work without the funds that we usually get from our fundraiser, by instead setting up an online fundraiser campaign called “Sponsor a Farmer.”
Did you know? Approximately 795 million people suffer from chronic hunger. Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined. One in four children in the developing world is stunted. One in six children in the developing world is underweight as per USAID study.Continue reading
Cabbage Nursery to Farm to harvest (Demonstration Farm Update)
February 7, 2016 – July 21, 2016
Teach to Grow is working hard to get where children and adults in Burundi have sufficient food, nutritious meals, and access to resources they need to sustain healthy lives. Donations can feed a malnourished kid, senior, or even a pregnant woman. Right now,
parents, young kids, infants, and seniors are going to bed hungry.
Flour Mill Building Project
March, 2016 – April 23, 2016
Many may wonder: why is this project so crucial for farmers? Why were we patiently waiting for the flour mill to gain full functionality?
Well, we have come to realize that these small farmers are wasting so much time getting the flour ready. Each family spends at least two hours a day to get the flour ready, the traditional way, which entails using two rocks. Now we can put this behind them!Continue reading
Flour Sheds Building Project
March 14, 2016 – April 5, 2016
We were able to start and finish building the storage sheds for the community’s Flour Mill. It was amazing to see what we could do with all the support we received. We would not have been able to do any of the building without it!Continue reading
December, 2015 – January 2016
The families we sponsor in Burundi were going through one of the toughest times. In General, Burundi is going through insecurity/economic turmoil and this is affecting most Burundians families.
Thirty-six of the families we sponsor had a meeting and discussed how the Tech to Grow foundations could help them during this time. They put together a wish list in their language (Kirundi) and in this list, the families had asked us for food, clean water, etc.Continue reading
Demonstration Farm (includes a vegetable garden)
October, 2015 – January 24, 2016
The project this month was to plant vegetables and fruits. One focus this year is to teach the families the importance of having a balanced diet. This was done by teaching the families how to farm. How to take care of the vegetables and the fruits by themselves and on their farms. We would not have been able to achieve this target without our great support.Continue reading
Back to School 2015 Campaign
September 19, 2015
Some feelings are not easy to describe! It was a happy day as we were able to donate school supplies to thirty-two children! We were able to give them notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, and erasers. We did not have the funds to buy them backpacks, shoes, uniforms, etc. We still have a long way to go, but we are sincerely grateful for our donors
Wheat Farm plus Harvesting
June, 2015 – August 31, 2015
We took baby steps to create our Wheat Farm and we were thrilled to see the results of our hard work! Some pictures of our wheat farm show the harvest season is just around the corner!
In the end, eighty people from different backgrounds came together to share the joy of harvesting the wheat from our wheat farm! Not only did this project help the community financially, but it was also a huge social boost! We cannot be any happier, as these people are sharing a life-changing experience!
2nd Annual Fundraiser Event
June 13, 2015
We hosted our second annual fundraising event. We had a great night, with great food, live music, and a lot of raffle prizes. All for a great cause! The second annual BBQ, the Burundian traditional dancers, and the chance to be a part of the “world changers team.”
It was an opportunity no one would want to miss out on as we do our part to change the lives of the less fortunate!
Donation Corn and Beans
May 31, 2015
Teach to Grow Foundation donated 1 ton (1000kg) of corn and 155 kgs of beans to 31 families! Each family was given 32kg of corn and 5kg of beans! We are so happy to be touching so many lives.
Potato Farm/Harvest Update
February, 2015 – April 18, 2015
It all began with just a seed! We have created a potato farm and within the next few months, we were able to start harvesting. We had the patience, and the time finally came, we were able to see results. The photo shows what we were able to donate to the seventy-four families! Since the season is not favorable for planting potatoes after this harvest, we started to investigate buying goats for them to breed! They will be planting potatoes in the mouth of September! We could not have done this without our sponsors; the project was a success thanks to them.
Donation of corn
In Burundi, the families that we sponsor had the opportunity to share their stories and pains. We ended up donating 400kg of corn to twenty-six of the neediest families. For some, they had nothing to eat. They had nothing until the harvest of corn in March, which is three months away. Hopefully, we will be harvesting from our Potatoes farm and help more families with seeds.
October 27, 2014
Teach to Grow started its Potatoes farming project in Burundi. The goal is to multiply the seeds so that they can be given to the families we are sponsoring.
It took a long month of hard work on this farm and in the end, we were able to plant the potatoes as planned. We are so excited for the hope that this is giving to small farmers. In addition, seeds were given as loans to so many of the families that could not wait the long four months, until the harvest.
1st Annual Fundraiser Event
September 20, 2014
The first annual Fundraiser Event was a success!
We were able to distribute twenty chickens to ten different families so that they could breed. The purpose of this donation was to help to improve the livelihood of the poor, and the windowed. We were happy to do our part and make a difference in the lives of these families. Thanks to our sponsors we were able to buy around forty chickens and distribute them to the families that we sponsor. Little by little we will end the poverty and the malnutrition cycle.