GROW Fund Gives $150K for Mexico Youth Education
Mike Hornick - The Packer
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February 15, 2016

A social responsibility program created by Organics Unlimited, GROW provides ongoing financial support to services for farm workers, their families and surrounding communities. Founded in 2005 on the principle of providing better opportunities for banana-growing communities, the GROW fund has helped thousands of families in Mexico and Ecuador through unique programs and services. (OrganicsUnlimited)

Organics Unlimited’s GROW Fund has approved a grant of $150,000 to Project Amigo, a nonprofit that helps provide access to education for youth in Colima, Mexico. Many of the company’s bananas are grown in Colima.

The 2016 grant will provide scholarships to 27 children in the Colima area plus leadership and personal development training for rural youth to prepare them for occupational success, according to a news release.

The grant will also help fund other education programs plus health, education and service offerings administered by Project Amigo.

There are 119 students in Project Amigo’s scholarship program this year, including the 27 sponsored by GROW.

A percentage derived from the purchase of each box of GROW organic bananas is earmarked for the GROW Fund.

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Related: University of Arizona Literacy Efforts Strengthen Mexico Communities (UA News)

Related: Libros Gandhi "Open Book" Campaign Seeks Funds to Encourage Youth to Read in Mexico (Mexico News Daily)

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