Los Angeles, CA—Learn Grow Lead has recently partnered with 1% for the Planet, furthering its mission to educate, feed, and empower communities through sustainable farming, according to a press release.
Learn Grow Lead partnered with Children Helpers Foundation in Cape Coast, Ghana, and realized that there was an opportunity to raise funds and help the community create self-sufficiency via organic farming. The goal for the farm is to raise $20,000 to double the size of its organic acreage and production, to generate income that will support community projects.
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Erin Douglas, Learn Grow Lead Co-Founder, said in the release: “We are thrilled to announce our status as a new nonprofit partner in the 1% for the Planet community. After providing educational and related expenses and building an orphanage, Learn Grow Lead started a sustainable farm project, ‘The Helpers Farm,’ with the goal of helping the local community in Ghana to become more self-sustainable, and rely less on donations from U.S. donors. The results are improved farming practices, improved soil health, toxin reduction, and partnerships with agricultural schools to learn about organic farming. The increase in produce sales revenue helps to pay the operating cost of the orphanage where 25 children live. The farm is growing more nutritious fruits and vegetables that are sold in local markets and to the government school feeding program.”