Tag - Food Security

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Vegetable garden kits for a healthy and quality diet
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Day cares centers for children at risk of social exclusion
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The great potential of agroforestry
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Jean Ziegler, an ambassador for hunger
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Sinergiaycredito also fundraises for the project
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Cases of Noma disease progressively rise in Nigeria
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Eradicating Noma in Diffa is closer thanks to Eva Cosmetics

Vegetable garden kits for a healthy and quality diet

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Planeta Huerto has recently funded its latest project, which they will help to install a new micro-irrigation system that will ensure the food security of 10 families in the high Andean areas of Peru  through the NGO Ayuda en Acción.

This week they have started a new project in which customers who add one euro to their purchase, will be able to contribute to guarantee a healthy and quality diet of 320 families in Quiché (Guatemala), the second department in the country most affected by poverty, with an index of 41%.

educoThe entity with whom they will collaborate on this occasion is Educo. Educo will be able to combat this situation by distributing 50 orchard kits. Each kit contains 180 grams of a variety of seeds and 36 kilos of fertilizer and fertilizer. Thanks to the delivery of these kits, it will be possible to increase productivity, create reserves of basic grains for self-consumption, as well as strengthen new eating habits, personal hygiene and the home.

Remember that, if you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Day cares centers for children at risk of social exclusion

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In his last project, the users of MeQuedoUno collected more than 3.000€ in order to help Intermon Oxfam to distribute cereals, legumes, salt and oil to 200 families in South Sudan, where OCHA estimates that up to 7 million South Sudanese people are at risk of severe food insecurity. You can remember the project HERE.

With his new challenge, they will help SOS Children, an international organisation, to help children, founded in 1949 in Imst (Austria), with presence in 134 countries.

Because of the economic and social situation experienced by Spain during the last years, many families have been seriously harmed, negatively affecting all members of it, especially the youngest ones.

In the 15 day care centers of SOS Children’s Villages in Spain, a snack is offered every evening to children in order to guarantee quality food while also working hygiene and health issues.

Thanks to the collaboration of MeQuedoUno, 90 children will receive a daily snack in SOS Children’s Villages day care centers during school year.

You can follow the project HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

The great potential of agroforestry

When we talk about agroforestry, two main configurations are possible. The first one is to plant trees (in line) inside plowed and cultivated agricultural plots in a sustainable manner. The second one is to make cohabit trees and pets. Thus, the profitability of lands is improved because of a better organization.

In the case of the Wordcoo project located in Dindefelo’s Natural Reserve (Map), the electrical equipments required will be used to organize the agroforestry. They are absolutely necessary because the project consist also in building a school. Then, they will be able to manage natural resources in the best way (without waist), they will improve the food security, and they even will contribute to the endangered chimpanzee’s survival in the region.

All these developments will make Dindefelo a reference in West Africa for biodiversity.

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Jean Ziegler, an ambassador for hunger

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Jean Ziegler is a Switzerland politician and professor. During his life, he held several posts : Member of Parliament in the Federal Assembly of Switzerland, professor of sociology in Genava and Paris, and member of the Advisor Committee of the UN Human Rights Council. He also had some responsibilities within the United Nations as Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

He tracked Noma which touch malnourished children, and ravages their faces. To end this problem, Ziegler has worked with states and UN institutions to make them aware of this disease and push them to join the efforts of NGOs.

In February 2012, he presented a study from the Human Rights Council to the Advisor Committee. That study reports that Noma can be prevented by tracking malnutrition, moreover Noma is certainly a neglected disease. Finally, a global approach is needed to monitor the incidence.

Today, Jean Ziegler is well know for this sentence :
“A child who dies from hunger is a murdered child.”

Ziegler believes  in a better world and dedicated a huge part of his life to human rights. What do you think about that, are you going to follow the steps of this great man ? If yes, just donate for this Worldcoo project!

Sinergiaycredito also fundraises for the project

Sinergiaycrédito is an online tech platform which aims to foster social and local economy as well as development cooperation, solidarity and human ethics.

To ensure these goals the platform generates synergies when using its own technology based in trades between users. The trades don’t have to be between same users or at the same time. The system balances all the offers and bids allowing a fairer trade.

Also, Sienrgiaycrédito, integrates social and cooperation projects in the trades. For each 10€ given to a social cause, the user gets a reward of 200€ in credits to spent in trades within the platform.

Here, is where the relationship between Worldcoo and Sinergiaycrédito takes place. The project “Construction of a fenced area for crops” is now listed also inside the Sinergiaycrédito’s platform allowing users to fundraise it.

We expect that this collaboration helps the project in its funding needs and allows Fundació Campaner NGO to bring the needed help to the beneficiaries of Diffa.

 

The Worldcoo Team.

 

Cases of Noma disease progressively rise in Nigeria

In 2006 126.000 Nigerians were affected by the Noma disease. Since then, this number has progressively raised . One of the main problems, apart from the entrenched malnutrition already discussed on this blog, is that a lot of people think Noma is an act of God, others think it’s ancestral curse or the anger of God.

This situation has lead the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, to launch a campaign against the disease together with the Paul Jegede Foundation, and sponsored by Japaul Oil and Maritime Services. To know more about this campaign the local newspaper Vanguard, is publishing detailed information.

In Worldcoo we are also worried about the Noma disease. That’s why we have the Construction of a fenced area for crops project together with Fundació Campaner NGO. In this case to eradicate Noma in Diffa, a small town in the border between Niger and Nigeria. Are you helping us?

If you want to know more about Niger, Noma and the Fundació Campaner NGO, we are pleased to encourage you to visit the photographic exhibition which will take place in Les Cotxeres Casinet in Barcelona, from April 15th to 28th. Full details here.

The Worldcoo Team.

Eradicating Noma in Diffa is closer thanks to Eva Cosmetics

Eva Cosmetics has become Worldcoo’s first sponsor. This company, who has passed Worldcoo’s ethic code, has decided to give one euro for each euro given by their customers. If you are one of their costumers, when buying through their web platform, we will find the option to give one euro to the project they have selected, in this case is the one we have in Niger, “Construction of a fenced for crops”, from Fundació Campaner. If the costumer does it, the company will double it.

Eva cosmetics takes care of the environment, as well at it’s a company who cares about health and beauty of people. They have decided to support this project because it tries to eradicate Noma, the disease against children, by building a fenced area for crops.

Worldcoo feels proud to have this dynamic and interesting company as a sponsor.

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