Start a Rural Farmers' Market

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$25.00
Gives 1 farmers market
Gift Description:
$25 helps start a farmers market in a rural area. Celebrate the power of fresh, local produce. New farmers markets in rural areas of Latin America and Africa help growers—especially women—cut out the middleman and earn a fair price for their produce. Some men and women are fortunate enough to grow enough crops to feed their families and sell the excess yield to generate an income. Yet they often have to sell their produce to a middleman who takes an unfairly large cut and leaves farmers with little income. Setting up a farmers market eliminates the middleman and allows farmers to raise income while keeping food prices low for buyers.
Area Served:
Worldwide
Gift Provided By:
Oxfam America
Boston, MA
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. Its approach is about tackling the conditions that cause poverty in the first place, rather than the distribution of material goods. Through four main programs, Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty and campaigns for social change.
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