Food and Water are big problems on the Navajo Nation

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Due to the scarcity of grocery stores, almost one in three members on the Navajo Nation are diabetic or pre diabetic.   Most Navajos live over 100 miles away from grocery stores, leaving unhealthy food options as the only option.  This food desert can be easily solved through age old farming tactics called Permaculture.

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Cost effective solutions...

Permaculture farms create an oasis in the desert by using age old methodologies.  By leveraging the power of nature through the implementation of swail water infiltration systems, we harness the rain water.  Throughout this process, Navajo labor installs trees and takes care of the land.  Within a short period of time, fruit and nut bearing trees provide rich nutrients for the community.

If we can install more Permaculture farms, we can reduce the diabetes problems on the Navajo Nation.    

No automatic alt text available.This summer we will raise $5,000 to implement three acres of Permaculutre farm in the Shiprock area.  Every dollar you donate will be matched by our corporate sponsor.  In addition if you donate over $20 you will recieve one Wristponsible band!  

With those additional funds we can provide scholarships to local Navajo's interested in farming careers.  


Water is Life has successfully implemented clean water projects around the world; their focus has been in African countries such as in Haiti and Kenya. But now it is time to address the water problems here in the United States. Water is Life will play a key role to alleviate the water crisis in the Navajo Nation. You can learn more about Water is Life at
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Marcos Vielma Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 02/7/2017
"I support the Navajo Nation water is life. I have been working on clean water systems and also water recycling. I fully support this effort."