Tag Archives: GROW Stories

GROW Scholar Rafa Attends High School with the Help of Casa Amiga

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The mission of GROW organic bananas is, and always has been, to help create a better quality of life for not only the workers on our farms, but for entire communities. The agricultural areas of Mexico and Ecuador are typically filled with families living in poverty, and we feel a responsibility to help provide a better lifestyle for them – regardless of their employment.

Through your GROW by Organics Unlimited purchases, Organics Unlimited is able to give back to the communities in Mexico and Ecuador where our organic bananas are grown. Continue reading

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

#GROWmonth: Celebrating GROW Scholars

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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  #GROWmonth, here are uplifting and inspiring stories of some GROW scholars.

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

1472904_943905875621119_8301473608430783279_nDulce is 23 years old and has finished her eighth and final semester of undergraduate studies as a graphic designer. She has been a GROW scholar for 10 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.

Read more GROW student profiles at organicodes.com.

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GROW Student: Isaías

DSC04143Isaías is 23 years old and has 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 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 tenth grader who performs exceptionally well in school. 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