Salah Ahmed Mansour now grows vegetables in his organic farming greenhouses – supported by our partner NHASD
Our partner organization in Egypt, the New Horizon Association for Social Development (NHASD), trains villagers in organic farming and also gives out micro-credits, amongst other things. One of the persons who could benefit from our partners’ work is Salah Ahmed Mansour, who lives in the village of Balat. He participated in NHASD’s second organic farming training session that took place within its organic farming project in Egypt’s New Valley. Inspired and encouraged by the training, Mansour applied for a NHASD loan for social development worth 5,000 Egyptian pounds in order to start a greenhouse. He got the loan, and the greenhouse was then built in Balat. In a space 20 x 6 meters wide crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables were grown, and they were sold in markets. From the greenhouse’s income another greenhouse could be built, and from the income from both greenhouses, the project expanded to a total of 6 greenhouses and a plant nursery to produce organic seedlings. With the experience and financial support he gained from NHASD’s training and loan, Mansour was able to implement these projects and to practice and perfect both the manufacturing and the installation of greenhouses. The project benefits not only himself and his wife, but also three young men from the training session who have found work at the greenhouses, as well as their community.
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|14km is officially being launched! Come and join us!|
|Now that we exist, you can lead the way and support us…|