Donors respond to emergency need in NicaraguaSeptember 30, 2020
We turned to supporters to raise funds for emergency need in Nicaragua—and donors respond, rapidly helping 100 families in need.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, our partners in Central America alerted us that health restrictions were causing new challenges for SeedChange-supported farmers.
Food prices were rising. Supply chains had ground to a halt. Farmers urgently needed to get their planting season underway but were unable to access the seeds they needed to get started.
The situation threatened to trigger a long term food crisis. Our local partner organizations were well placed to help farmers access stopgap supplies, but they needed emergency resources to deploy quickly.
So in May, we turned to SeedChange supporters.
Donors respond to emergency need in Nicaragua
Donors responded generously. Thanks to their quick action, 100 families made highly vulnerable by the situation in Nicaragua received the seeds and seedlings they needed to start their season.
Donor funds also made it possible for them to create new communal seed production plots. These plots will allow communities to grow and distribute their own local seeds, giving these rural family greater protection against the risk of future seed shortages.
In these difficult times, donor support made a world of difference for them.
Thank you to SeedChange donors!