The idea was to establish a new alstroemeria farm in Cayambe, Ecuador. It is an initiative from Santiago Partnership, a non-profit organization that aims to support and empower Ecuadorians. They’ve set up a medical clinic, opened a children's home and did much more to support the community. Now, it is time to help these projects become self-sustainable. They therefore aim to establish an alstroemeria farm. By means of a funding campaign, they hope to take the first steps in realizing the project. The campaign was launched on November 19th and ran till the end of December and they more than topped their fundraising goal.
If they only receive the $58,000 needed for the direct start-up costs, they could move forward with this project. However, ideally, they would like to raise the full $98,000 to purchase the land as well so that they will not have to rent land which will lower their margin income. Now, they even raised 110,731!
"Our hearts are full and over-flowing of thanks and appreciation for all of your generosity and support in making the Forever Flowers fundraising initiative so incredibly successfully! We more than topped our goal as you can see! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!" they say on their fundraising website.