For some, the weekend brings 48-hours of adventure and exploration with friends and family. For others, the weekend is packed with visits to doctor's offices in search of answers, hope and ways forward. For families with children suffering from illness in Wisconsin, Ashley Lynn Bush maximizes the weekend to provide outdoor experiences with Mother Nature. Across oceans in the coastal town of Miswe, Tanzania, farmers spend weekends caring for seeds leading to greater economic opportunities. We at The Pollination Project excitedly provide seed grants all day, all week and all weekend long.
Please help us welcoming our seven recent grantees to the Pollination Project family!
Sebastian Paschal Sanga, Proposed Passion Project to Fix Poverty and Deforestation, Miswe, Tanzania. Community members are given passion fruit seedlings with the intent of creating a cooperative leading to loan accessibility.
Lisa Scurry-Bolden, Eat Your Vegetables to Prevent Diabetics and Control Weight!, Fayetteville, Georgia, USA. A food pantry provides fresh produce to those in need alongside sharing the benefits of eating a plant-based diet.
Priscilla Umutashya Ruzibuka, Ki-pepeo Kids' Clothing, Kigali, Rwanda. To best reduce poverty, women are trained in textile skills leading to employment opportunities.
Rafael Leonelli Oropeza, MUSSAL, Mezcala de la Asunción, Jalisco, Mexico. Music libraries preserve traditions for generations to come through free workshops centered on traditional Mexican music practices.
Kalpana Gurung, English for Change, Kathmandu, Nepal. Youth and young adults living with physical disabilities are offered free English language courses, leading to personal and professional development.
Ashley Lynn Bush, The Weekend Wish, Inc., Portage, Wisconsin, USA. Families impacted with illness and disabilities spend memorable weekends away.
Carolyne Otenyo Odunga, Mundindi Community WASH Project, Mundindi, Kenya. Sanitation education is delivered to health workers alongside youth are employed to create a community water catchment and purifying system.
Are you inspired by these changemakers? Do you have an idea rooted in bringing peace and justice to all beings? We accept grant applications every day of the year. We love learning about people across the globe who are making positive changes in their communities.