Our dream is becoming a reality! It all started with the opening of a modest bank of seeds Peace Corps Volunteers can use to loan out to farmers in their communities who wouldn’t otherwise be able to plant the kinds of things we’re promoting.
After much fundraising and organizing, the Peace Corps Seed Bank project has really taken off. The Bank now has 4 shiny new mini-silos for storing larger quantities of seed. Volunteers can use the Bank to make loans of seed to Paraguayans for a variety of green manures, garden vegetables, alternative crops, and trees. The borrower plants the crop for seed (up to 1/4 hectare) then, after harvesting the seed, returns 110 percent of the quantity borrowed back to the Bank… a sustainable cycle.