On a 3 acre piece of land where lemon, orange tangerine, plantain and Nonie trees are in full production, 88 low income women and their families have been working the land during the last three years. They built their own vegetable beds, their own compost heaps and are in the process of harvesting worms for organic feeding of poultry and fish. Through a government program they have been provided with units to rear rabbits, ducks, quails, poultry, guinea pigs, which they use as a source of protein or barter with other neighbours. Four African sheep are in charge of cutting the grass. The consolidated group is now ready to build 88 housing units, distributed in groups of 8 houses. Each group is a productive unit. The beneficiaries are urban residents of cities or villages in the Department of El Valle del Cauca, who have come to the city running away from the war, and who live in dismal conditions within the poverty belt of Cali and Palmira.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 400
- Not open to new members
- Open to visitors
Volunteers welcome, to stay for a short visit or write about it