Saare Gouna is the third and final village in the clump of villages near Saare Samba Thika. Saare Gouna’s community garden is the most well organized garden I have seen yet. There are 29 women who work in the garden and each one has their own space divided by hundreds of tree branches sown together with prickly bushes. Each woman’s plot is a half a chord, though some of the older women have a bit more space and they grow the veggies of their choosing. Almost every woman grows hibiscus, whose leaves are harvested for sauce and flowers for juice, and okra; the combination is like the tomato basil duo us Americans grow in our back yards. Saare Gouna has one well maintained and clean located in the middle of their space. Each of the woman pull about 20 buckets of water minimum for their gardens, which becomes very tiresome. A pump will speed along the process greatly while also saving energy.
Project Impact: The 29 members of the garden will directly benefit from the pump; indirectly all of their families will benefit as well.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project: Marcie Todd
Dollar Amount of the Project: $100.00
Donations Collected to Date: $100.00 FULLY FUNDED