Plenty Food International and Plenty Food Nederland ,
aid in International Projects, has come forward generously to help people provide in their own livelihood in an animal and environmental friendly manner, and have agreed to support the inhabitants of Irudayapuram in the Southern state of Tamilnadu in India by proceeding the project: Plenty Vegetables for India, starting May 2018. The title of the project is “Promoting Compositing and Kitchen Gardening for safe and Sustainable Food Production to be used for School children with special needs and their families at ARMDS”. This project aims at alleviating the financial burdens of the poorest landless agricultural labourers who pay exorbitant interests for generations and left with no savings on their own.
ARMDS owns nearly two acres of fertile land attached to its office. Project Plenty Vegetables for India will offer the landless parents of handicapped or school dropouts, a job on this land, supported with training and necessary materials. ARMDS intends to take the produces from the land and give to the children and the remaining will be sold in the local market. This income will be used for investments needed for the following growing season and payment of salary for the parents who invested with their labour. Through this project we intend to improve the health of children at ARMDS, offer capacity building training to 100 poorest parents besides providing them with an employment and thus encourage saving habits in the poor.