This message is for:
Anyone and everyone!
who is interested in the fate of the poor,
and who wants to help solve their water and food crisis.
The biggest difficulty for people in developing countries is the availability of capital. Until now, in order to produce food in dry areas, poor farmers have needed precious and expensive capital - i.e. to install an energy network, make a well, buy and install pumps, install pipes and tubes, etc. And after doing so, they still then get a monthly energy bill. This system demands so much capital that for most of them, it is simply impossible; and that’s how the food crisis remains, and people remain poor and starving.
The Groasis waterboxx can be a part of the solution: it is simple to understand; simple to install; it is cheap; and it works!
By offering micro credit to people in need of water and food, they will be able to plant vegetables and food-producing trees. Each month, the waterboxx can help sowing and/or planting corn or other vegetables; and it helps them get through the first difficult growing period. Once the plants are well rooted and established, farmers can remove the box and plant the next vegetable or tree. In this way, a waterboxx can help plant 20 - 40 plants annually with an up-to-now unimaginable water efficiency. The box can also be used to plant just one tree per year. In some countries - e.g. Kenya with 2 rainy seasons - even two trees per year! In this way, one box can help plant 10 - 20 trees during its lifetime.
Look how this affects the numbers:
- 10 boxes x 1 tree per year x 10 years = 100 trees
- 10 boxes x 2 trees per year x 10 years = 200 trees
- 10 boxes x 3 corn plants x 12 months x 10 years = 3600 plants
With this system, a small farmer with only 1 hectare of soil is able to create a living for his family; after 10 years, his whole farm is covered with plants and trees producing fruit, wood, honey and many other interesting products for consumption or sale.
Because Pieter Hoff is a grower himself, he knows how a grower thinks: he thinks from "generation to generation"; and he wants his land to be worked at by his children. 10 years might seem like a long time for someone in the city; for a farmer working and living for ages in his village, it's just a 'blink of an eye.'
So, if you or your organization is able to create micro finance possibilities for farmers willing to use the waterboxx, this may prove to be a cheap and easily understood technique to help solving the global food problem. If you consider this opportunity, then show courage - don’t hesitate to offer them this simple and effective financial facility.
People in dry countries need your help!