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Celebrating GROW Students Maria Dolores and Heraclio

Maria Dolores CroppedGROW by Organics Unlimited was created 10 years ago as a way to involve consumers in raising funds to assist the communities where Organics Unlimited bananas are grown. With the financial support of GROW banana purchases, Project Amigo, a non-profit partner in Mexico, is able to provide residents of the Colima, Mexico region with literacy, vision, dental and hearing clinics and also helps establish children’s educational programs, scholarships and boarding homes. Continue reading

10 Ways to Share GROW bananas

In celebration of #GROWTURNS10, we invite you to share the message of GROW with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Help us spread the word about how GROW gives back! Continue reading

#GROWTURNS10: Celebrating 10 GROW Students


Since 2005, GROW has helped provide educational, medical, and economic support to children and adults living in impoverished communities in Mexico and Ecuador. GROW works with established non-profit organizations such as Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico and Children International in Ecuador. In celebration of  10 years of GROW, here are 10 uplifting and inspiring stories of some GROW students.

We invite you to read and share these stories with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #GROWTURNS10.
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GROW Student: Dulce

1472904_943905875621119_8301473608430783279_nDulce is 22 years old and finished her eighth and final semester of undergraduate studies as a graphic designer. She has been a GROW scholar for 9 years.

Dulce particularly enjoys her business negotiation classes and learning about the world of business, generating business ideas and creating plans to bring them to life. Someday she wants to own her own company, so she appreciates learning skills such as cost analysis. Dulce also wants to study English and practice with different programs and technical equipment that she didn’t have time to do during the school year.

“Without the GROW program, I would have been working in the fields as is the destiny of those who don’t have the economic means to pursue higher education,” said Dulce.

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GROW Student: Isaías

DSC04143Isaías is 22 years old and recently finished his final semester of undergraduate studies for Geomatic Topographic Engineering. His favorite class is remote sensing, as it allows engineers to obtain base studies and satellite imagery without being in the physical location of the farm. While some classes are not as interesting as others, he understands that all the material he’s learning will help him in his chosen profession. Now that his thesis and studies are completed, Isaías plans to begin looking for work in his field. Continue reading

GROW Student: Maria

MariaAs part of the GROW program, GROW scholars are required to give back by partaking in community service. Maria is a ninth grader who performs exceptionally well in school says. She has a lot of fun mentoring students in preschool. She also participated in helping clean up the banana farms in Rancho El Tesoro when the storms hit in 2014. Continue reading

GROW Student: Abigail

AbigailEveryone involved in the GROW program works together to build stronger communities, and Abigail, a ninth grader, shares her enthusiasm of helping out with her fellow GROW scholars.

“At the GROW education center I feel extremely useful because I have been able to provide help to the children in our community. The Education Center is a very useful source for me because I can get help on my homework when needed, and I also have access to the internet. Additionally, I enjoy working with my classmates and have a lot of fun conversing with them.” Continue reading