Malnutrition contributes directly to poverty, which leads to increased childhood mortality rates, reduced access to higher education, poor housing, lack of sanitation systems and limited access to medical care.
By the Numbers
There are five key elements that make Sustainable Harvest International's projects stand out:
2) SHI uses a varied approach to selecting and working with communities, including invitation by community members, choosing communities based on socio-economic and environmental conditions, and communities’ own level of interest.
3) Sustainable Harvest International operates as a skeletal organization with low administrative overhead.
4) SHI understands that effective development and ecological solutions come from the grassroots level. We work to empower local individuals and promote cooperative sharing of knowledge and resources. This allows local individuals and families to learn from each other and become more independent, rather than rely on outside aid, an unfortunate but common occurrence in international development.
5) SHI focuses on building localized communities that require minimal input from external factors or resources.
* As of 06/30/2011