Providing 499 Syrians with the land, tools, materials, plants, and training needed to grow tomatoes, strawberries, and other crops, and keep bees for honey production.
Syrian Refugees in Turkey have a difficult time providing for their families because it is hard to find work. Most work informally and are subject to poor conditions, longer hours, and less pay as a result. This project is working to support Syrians with an interest and/or experience in agriculture and beekeeping to start these activities in Turkey and provide a dignified living for themselves and their families
$3,850 can provide 1 Syrian refugee with the items and knowledge needed to grow tomatoes and other vegetables
Recipients receive land for 3 years, greenhouse space, seeds/seedlings, irrigation equipment, training, and mentorship to start growing tomatoes and other vegetables that can be sold on the market. The main focus is on tomatoes, but some farmers also grow other crops
$5,800 can provide 1 Syrian refugee with the items and knowledge needed to engage in apiculture
Recipients receive bees, boxes for the bees, other needed equipment, training, and mentorship to start their own beehives, care for them, harvest honey products, and sell it on the market.
$6,500 can provide 1 Syrian refugee with the items and knowledge needed to grow strawberries
Recipients receive land for 3 years, outdoor or greenhouse space, seeds/seedlings, irrigation equipment, training, and mentorship to start growing strawberries that can be sold on the market.
Periodic Updates- provided quarterly to all donor tiers. Please check the Recent Activity section of the project page for updates.
Tier 2 Donation Amount: $1,000 – $9,999
Everything from Previous Tier
Project Report- Provided bi-annually to Tier 2 donors. Example here.
Case Study(optional)- Depending upon the conditions in the field including the safety of field offices and participants, testimonials may be collected from the field periodically and combined with field data to create case studies. Some examples of case studies are below:
Webinar with Programs staff on achievements of the project
From the Field