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Greenhouse Grant for Humble Hearts
The 1010 Project is excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation that will fund a greenhouse for Humble Hearts School for the Deaf! The greenhouse will provide a nutritional food source for the students, a sustainable revenue stream for the school, and training opportunities for many of the students.
While a portion of the produce grown will be used to feed the school’s students, the majority will be sold, creating a dependable and sustainable source of income. The greenhouse will function as a hands-on classroom where students interested in agriculture will learn under the guidance of a professional horticulturalist. By overseeing the production of farm goods from seed to market, students will gain valuable job skills training in agricultural production as well as business development.
Humble Hearts aims to use a portion of the profits saved over multiple harvests to purchase at least one more greenhouse. Beatrice envisions that the two greenhouses will help stabilize the financial status of the school, allowing them to continue to improve the facilities and admit some of the students on its waiting list. Additionally, she hopes to employ some of her graduating students within the greenhouses so that they might save money for college or gain practical skills to start businesses of their own. “We feel so humbled and blessed to have such great minds working with us,” says Beatrice. “I personally feel like am entering into a higher learning level. This project feels different from anything I have done before. I look forward to being guided by God and all who are assisting with this project both here in Kenya and in the US. God bless.”