Development In Gardening (DIG) empowers communities to develop sustainable community gardens improving the nutrition and quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans, pregnant women and other vulnerable populations in Africa and South America. Understanding that individuals lacking in micro-nutrients are less likely to productively contribute to their community, DIG aims to provide access to food and proper nutrition. From the initial target garden to subsequent cooking and nutrition classes, DIG seeks realistic strategies to ensure the harvest produced makes it to the mouths of participants.
Development In Gardening was started by returned Peace Corps volunteers Steve Bolinger and Sarah Koch during their service in Senegal West Africa. With help from Dr. Salif Sow (along with a small USAID grant), the head doctor of the infectious disease ward at the National Hospital Fann in Daka, they were able to make an existing garden at the hospital productive again. Seeing an increase in the health of patients, Steve and Sarah started DIG to meet an unmet global need. DIG is now active in Kenya, Zambia, Senegal, Uganda, Namibia, Tanzania, Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic, and Burkina Faso
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Countries where available: Kenya, Zambia, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso
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