In Argentina, 35% of children reside in homes with Unsatisfactory Basic Needs (NBI in Spanish). Of these homes, 53.4% receive food aid for their children. The regions of the country with the greatest proportion of children living under the Poverty Line (PL) are the NEA (Formoso, Chaco, Corrientes and Misiones) with 77.2% of children living under the Poverty Line and NOA with 75.7% of children living under the Poverty Line (Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán). This data impels Huerta Niño to prioritize working in those zones to confront hunger and malnutrition in school-age children. We dedicate ourselves to the construction of community vegetable gardens in rural schools with a method not only to improve children’s nutrition, but also to use them as a learning tool that promotes self-sufficiency in the communities that are in the most need.
The Mi Huerta program is a comprehensive teaching process that provides children with training about their rural environment and allows them to improve their health by growing and cultivating their own vegetable garden. A school vegetable garden is constructed in one year and lasts a lifetime. Our vegetable gardens are sustainable