The training center the SHI is building in Nicaragua will provide a venue where farmers can be instructed in ways to improve farming practices; where women can be instructed in micro-credit enterprises; and where community members can be taught the benefits of chlorinated water, and how to build and manage water chlorinator systems. The training center will be housed in a warehouse on two acres of land. Hands-on classes will be conducted by trained staff. In addition to classes, seminars will be arranged periodically to discuss, compare and learn new ways to improve crop production, poultry and animal production, and marketing and business practices. This training center is designed to educate rural populations so they can posess the sklls to increase their income, as well as their sanitation practices.
The Training center will include demontration plots for new maize varieties; a drying and treatment floor to process maize properly; grain storage silos to reduce post-harvest losses by 37%; equipment for proper weighing, shelling and seed packaging; and a mill to teach farmers how to prepare feed for pigs and poultry. Women will be instructed in: the use of improved hand grinders (flour mills); marketing, business and bookkeeping practices; ways to improve health and production of poultry and pigs; nutrition, sanitation and family healthcare practices; and how to build and maintain fuel efficient barrel ovens for baked goods. Communities will be instructed in the benefits of chlorinated water, and how to construct and maintain water chlorination systems.
If you would like to support the training center in Nicaragua, go to the Nicaragua Training Center Store