Charity projects 2011
25 micro-projects have been financed with the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel 2011
25 micro-projects have been financed with the Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel 2011. No fewer than twenty of these were coordinated by the association of groups “Insieme si può…” (translated: together we can) a non-profit making organization/NGO of Belluno, and their objectives were reached in full! The actions in favour of agro-forestry, microcredit, health, education, work, food and water, post-calamity emergencies affected twelve countries in the South of the World in four different continents.
The most important project by allocation of funds, extent of the area of action and number of beneficiaries concerned agro-forestation in Karamoja, a region in the north-east of Uganda, once very green and today, due to climate change and unscrupulous deforestation, now reduced to an expanse of arid and barren earth, where abject poverty reaps thousands of victims.
Thanks to the training of students and farmers on techniques for a sustainable local agriculture, we are helping the local population to lay the foundations to guarantee crops in the long term as well. The exceptional consequences on the area, the community and the villages involved, has already allowed optimizing the agricultural resources in the harvest of last October (2011), to fill the eleven silos of “Insieme si può…” with 140 tons of sorghum and maize which will be sufficient to meet the food needs for a whole year, of the over 5000 beneficiaries of the project.