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