Thrive for Good

Thrive for Good empowers people to grow health and step out of poverty. 2 billion people are reliant on a diet that delivers little more than calories. Without life-giving vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, kids can’t develop. People can’t fight disease and stay healthy enough to provide for their families. But the best growing conditions — and the greatest opportunity for change — are found in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Thrive is teaching and equipping people to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods. As a response to COVID, we have worked tirelessly to move our training online and accessible to everyone in the world. We have created the Thrive Institute, which is the first online training platform teaching organic gardening for developing communities. Comprising over 25 hours of instructor-led training, 90 lessons, and 18 demonstration videos, users are empowered with the training needed to start “Life Gardens” in their communities, churches, prisons, schools and orphanages.

Over the last couple of years, we have realized that the most effective strategy to expand our reach is to work with partners already engaged in asset-based community development work. We take partners through a process of discovery, planning, training, measuring, and ongoing support to work alongside them to create lasting change in their communities. To date we have partnered with over 50 organizations that have had a 10x return on the program costs compared to the value of food grown from Life Gardens.

Through our traditional model of in-person training, Thrive has impacted over 190,5416 individuals in 20 countries through 1,816 community garden projects.

“The health of my family has been changed by learning to make food our medicine. We make our own smoothies, eat raw vegetables and sell surplus, which has enabled us to sustain our living fully. Our garden has also attracted our neighbours, and the healing is spreading to our community!” – Elizabeth

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