What do we do?
Teebo provides better tools and fertilizer to hard working farmers; identifies and tracks basic measurements of crop health; and educates farmers about best practices for cultivation, seed storage, and animal husbandry.
How do we do it?
With your support, we address the foundational problems that trap many villages in the Starving Season cycle. We continually raise money to purchase,
· Plows at $35
· Bags of fertilizer at $40
· Oxen at $360 per ox
The social impact of increased crop yields will result in better quality of life for the people. Families will be able to stay together, children will be able to stay in school, and excess crops will be sold for profit. The result is a stronger, healthier Goumsin and Goennega villages.
Why do we do it?
In Burkina Faso, about 80% of the population is involved in subsistence farming; unfortunately, twice a year, many village residents suffer through a Starving Season. These periods of sustained poverty are brought on by lack of rainfall, poor seed and harvest storage, and insufficient fertilizer.
Farmers and their families can barely survive during a Starving Season, forcing many young people to migrate to cities in search of livelihood. Their absence erodes the villages' foundation by destroying the traditional family structure and undermining the education system