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All Thriving Nations projects focus on one of our three main areas of focus:
Nutrition through modeling and implementing sustainable farming and animal production techniques
Water Solutions that improve sanitation, decrease disease, and support crops
Education on topics like agriculture, hygiene, animal care, and food preservation and storage
We have several programs in third world countries, mainly in Central and South America and Africa. These programs focus on helping small-scale farming families become self-sufficient by giving them the supplies and education they need to have sustainable crops and livestock. We provide them with animals like chickens, goats, and guinea pigs that reproduce quickly, provide much-needed protein and dairy, and can be cross-bred with indigenous breeds to produce bigger, healthier, longer-living animals. We also teach them how to take care of these animals so they can raise large, healthy flocks.
Low fruit and vegetable intake is sixth on the World Heath Organization's list of 20 risk factors for global mortality, and they report that up to 2.7 million lives could be saved annually with sufficient fruit and vegetable consumption. Thriving Nations works to combat malnutrition by helping families in poverty-stricken areas achieve nutritional self-sufficiency. We teach families how to plant rotational gardens so that they can produce crops throughout the entire year, and help them grow multiple crops so they can have a balanced, varied diet. We also provide them with hybrid seeds that will increase their crop yield, so that they can both store food for their families and sell the excess. We help communities get access to clean water as well, so they can fight disease and malnutrition.
In addition to our work in other countries, we also identify and serve needs in local communities. Click the links below for details about some of our largest programs.