Single Mother Organics is a women´s shelter that is funded through the operation of an organic market garden. The project provides services to women in two ways. The first is temporary crisis housing for women who are victims of domestic abuse. The second part of the project is to provide long-term residence for impoverished or homeless single mothers while they attend high school.
Nicaragua does not have the resources to provide welfare or basic assistance to the poorest of the poor, who are often single mothers and their children. Because of the lack of daycare or help, young single mothers are often unable to work or attend school. Our project will provide quality housing, healthy meals and daycare for these women while they finish their high school education. At the same time we will teach them modern, sustainable organic farming techniques that they can use to create small enterprises after finishing their time with us.
Single Mother Organics produces food to sustain the mothers and children as well as specialty crops that are sold through a variety of outlets including farmer´s markets and a pre-order CSA system.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to buy furniture to house the single mothers and their children once construction of the building is finished in April.
To learn more about the women´s shelter
To learn more about the organic farm