You can also donate your Migros Cumulus points. The proceeds will be used to support projects in Burkina Faso and Nicaragua. Since the start of this effort in 2011 we have collected around 20'000 CHF. Equal donations are given to the following two projects:

1. BURKINA FASO: HELP COPING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

WHAT ITS ABOUT:

Climate change threatens the existence of thousands of farmer families in Burkina Faso. Increasingly severe storms alternate with extended dry periods. Solidar Switzerland helps families adapt their farming methods to the new situation, for example by cultivating better adapted strains of grain and vegetables. The new methods of farming and livestock breeding lead to higher yields which dramatically increase overall income.

RESULTS ACHIEVED:

The introduction of improved cultivation methods has significantly increased the farming yield. 90% of the farmers supported report yields increased by 30-60%.

In addition, poultry breeding and sales of vegetables (mostly onions, tomatoes, carrots and cabbage) provide more income. Many of the farmers invest this profit in the education of their children.

More about the Burkina Faso Project

2. NICARAGUA: HELP AGAINST EXPLOITATION

WHAT ITS ABOUT:

This project protects plantation workers against exploitation and helps them obtain their rights. For example, they receive help from our legal advice service if they have been abusively laid off or if their salaries aren't being paid.

RESULTS ACHIEVED:

Round table discussions among unions, employers, and government representatives led to an additional 12.5% increase of the minimum wage.

More about the Nicaragua Project

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