Ecuador is a very under-developed country, and it is also a country that lacks good non-profit structure to help the people. At GROW, we have had our challenges to find the places where we can provide the most benefit to workers and their families. The following program has received GROW funding as a way of expanding leadership and self reliance among some of the poor but motivated population in Guayaquil, the largest city closest to the banana growing region. Continue reading
It’s been a fast, yet terrific month for Organics Unlimited and GROW. We have seen a lot of amazing support by consumers and retailers alike and we thank you all. With the culmination of GROW Month at the end of September, we ask that you please continue spreading the awareness of GROW all year round. GROW is not just a once a year promotion, it is a cause that Organics Unlimited supports continually through your banana purchases. Increase awareness of GROW and you will increase your sales. Continue reading
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GROW Month is less than a week away and there is still time for you to prepare! There are many ways retailers can participate this year and it’s never too late to begin. From handing out samples to promotional materials or revitalizing your GROW banana display, increasing the awareness of GROW will not only help your store’s sales, but also send a positive message to your customers. Continue reading
The GROW fund started in 2005, and since then it has provided excellent vision clinics for workers and their families in the area where GROW bananas are grown.
Like the GROW dental clinics, volunteers go down to Mexico to help coordinate and manage the vision clinics for those who would like their eyesight evaluated. A worker’s eyesight is extremely important on the job, but poor vision also impacts their lives. Every year GROW provides hundreds of pairs of glasses to bring a clearer world to these workers. Continue reading
Through your support of the GROW Program, together we have helped workers and families in the banana growing regions by way of Project Amigo. Thanks to the GROW Fund, Project Amigo can find the support to continue their work and it’s because of you, our customers, who make this happen.
So what is Project Amigo? How does it help? Since 1997 more and more families have chosen to stay in area of Colima, Mexico, in the shadow of the Colima volcano (the last eruption was 2005), to find other work when the cane harvests end, and keep their kids in school. This was the year Project Amigo first secured and began applying funds and donations from generous individuals to the construction and protection of a school at the labor camp. Continue reading
Because of our incredible customers, it is possible for children and young adults to receive an education they may have never had the opportunity to gain. By purchasing GROW bananas, you help underdeveloped communities learn beneficial health techniques that U.S. citizens take for granted. With GROW and your support, we can make great things happen.
Thanks to the GROW Fund, we have seen scholarship funding and health programs enrich the lives of others. Since its inception in 2005, GROW has seen 34 GROW Scholars in Mexico graduate from college! Seven of those 34 students graduated from the University of Colima this past month. Continue reading
GROW is a program developed by Organics Unlimited that helps fund programs for farm workers and their families. Now is the perfect time to get involved because GROW Month is coming this September. Every year we ask our customers to spread awareness of GROW, hoping to reach out to more consumers.
Founded in 2005 on the principle of providing better opportunities for banana-growing communities, the GROW fund has helped thousands of families in Mexico and Ecuador through unique programs and services. Continue reading
We’re gearing up for GROW Month in September! Until then, we will be providing you with vital information about GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers) and how you can participate.
Expect to see a lot of in-store opportunities to invite your customers to learn more about GROW! From visually informative point of purchase materials to competitive retailer contests, we are looking to make GROW month better than ever! Continue reading