Organic Products, The Option





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Colombia

Location: Medellín

Total Budget: $40,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development


- Installation and cultivation of 30 organic gardens to improve the income of 30 families, with the support of the 22 beneficiary families of the preceding GG, obtaining a critical mass of organic products for marketing and sale in nearby municipalities and in the city of Medellin.

- Install 5,000 gallon storage tank and the necessary pressure relievers in each orchard, eliminating the restriction for production, with insufficient irrigation water at constant pressure,

- Install pedological phyto filters to treat the wastewater of the producing families.

- Train the 52 families (36% of the community) in packaging, marketing and sales techniques.

- Strengthen the Aqueduct Board, to be in charge of maintaining the constant pressure irrigation system.

- Train the Community Action Board in administration, accounting and cost techniques, to act as an Associated Work Company, ensuring the efficiency of the production, marketing and sale chain of organic products.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4271

Rotary Club of: Medellín-Nutibara

Primary Contact: Alvaro Uribe

Email: aur42126@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 6330

Rotary Club of: District 6330 Passport

Primary Contact: James Sillers

Email: emu6760@yahoo.com

Project Status

Need $23,500
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2011786.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Medellín-Nutibara (4271)





District 6330 Passport (6330)





Portland Pearl (5100)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents



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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Seth Gardner of the Rotary Club of Portland Pearl, District 5100.

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