Thriving Nations is involved with over 600 families in the area of Piura, Peru, which is populated by small land owners and farmers that have malnourished families.
We’re working with these families to help them find multiple crops they can grow to provide their families with the nutrients they aren’t getting, as well as provide them with seeds to grow these crops. We also help them develop housing for their livestock so they can protect their animals from disease, predators, and theft, and teach them how to grow feed for the animals to keep them healthy.
The project also includes demonstration gardens that are used to show farmers how to plant, care for, and rotate different crops, as well as test what kind of crops can be grown successfully in the area. These gardens also provide seeds and cuttings that are transplanted into the family farms. After two years of participation in the program, these families will be self-sufficient and able to provide balanced diets for their family from what they grow on their farms.