This year, women from the Gloria Quintanilla Women’s Cooperative in Santa Julia planted 153 banana trees and 153 plantain trees as part of their 2017 project in partnership with Casa - Pueblito. Community member Doña Lola is cautiusly optimistic about their food situation for the upcoming year – an improved rainy season this year means the harvest should provide enough food for the community to eat and sell in local markets.
The community is especially happy as Santa Julia has been suffering from food shortages & lack of water caused by severe drought over the past three years. Nicaragua, despite being one of the least responsible countries for historic and contemporary global greenhouse gas emissions, is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change.
Santa Julia is only one of many of our partner communities affected by poor growing seasons, water scarcity & food insecurity linked to climate change; others include Jinocuao and communities working with UCA Tierra y Agua.
We need your support to continue standing alongside our Nicaraguan community partners, like Santa Julia, as they struggle for environmental justice and basic human rights like food and water security.
Make a Difference
Casa - Pueblito is proud to support grassroots initiatives that promote environmental justice and food and water security in communities such as Santa Julia. Our hope is that one day, we will no longer be needed, but as long as there is a need to struggle against oppression to secure basic human rights, to fight for economic and sustainable development, and to respond to the destructive effects of climate change, we remain committed to standing alongside our partner communities in our collective struggle for equity and social justice – now in 2017 more than ever.
Monthly giving is the best and most effective way of giving stable support to women in our partner communities. Monthly donations of $5 - $20 can substantially improve the livelihoods of our partners by providing them with meals, transportation and resources as they complete their projects.
One-time donations finance our programming and keep us moving forward. Every gift, from $5 to $10,000 means the world to us and the women, families and children we work with. Online donations are safely processed by CanadaHelps and are tax-deductible.
One-time monetary donations are also accepted via cash, cheque, money order, or credit card information sent to:
Casa - Pueblito
2238 Dundas Street W. Suite 107A,
Toronto, ON M6R3A9
Or you can call us to: (416) 642 - 5781
Other Ways to Support Our Work:
Making a gift in your will ensures we can continue to fulfill our shared vision of social justice.
A donation of securities is a great way to effect positive change while reaping tax benefits.
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