Before Hurricane Maria it is estimated that Puerto Rico imported 85% of its food, and new estimates bring that number closer to 98% due to the devastation of agricultural land due to the hurricane.
El Fondo de Resiliencia is in the midst of a 24-month campaign in Puerto Rico helping to rebuild and support local farm projects to help bring that statistic down. Any farm, at any town, from any group, is eligible for support. Community gardens, school projects, rural farms, urban plots, no project gets turned down. Every week our Guagua Solidaria (Solidarity Bus) goes out on brigade, bringing with it a mobile kitchen, tool shed, camping gear, educational materials, tinctures and salves, core team members and volunteers from around the world.
We seek to rebuild the farms devastated by the hurricanes and also fortify them with sustainable energy installations, building rainwater catchment systems, donating tools, creating seed banks and more. In addition, we are dedicated to community wellness. In our case this means hosting and facilitating acupuncture, meditation, and massage workshops at the farms and inviting the community to participate in these workshops as well.