We are asking for used athletic shoes to fight poverty, hunger, and global warming.
This is accomplished by educating small farmers in the use of the MORE Farming System. This is the entire focus of MORE Foundation Group, a Not-for-profit Foundation registered in Delaware. We are 100% funded from the sale of ‘gently used athletic shoes’. Of the one billion pair of shoes placed in landfills each year we only need a few hundred thousand of those to reach a tipping point.
Africans seek opportunities to prosper, conserve natural habitat and regenerate regions that have been severely damaged. The highly qualified management of MORE Foundation in Ghana West Africa teaches small farmers and villages how to create Modular Organic Regenerative Environment’s (MORE). From one acre farms to entire regions, MORE is a bottom up approach.
Irrigation pumps are at the core of any sustainable farming practice. After training we donate bicycle powered pumps, solar powered pumps, and promote, wind, bio-oil, and locally sourced energy. When the farmer can prosper on the same few acres each year ‘slash and burn’ farming practice is eliminated. Soil building, composting, water management, tree farming, intensive vegetable production, animal husbandry, mushroom production, beekeeping, poultry, and far more are included in MORE Farming training.
Our organization is asking for gently used American athletic shoes that have spent years in closets and will spend 100 years out-gassing in landfalls if not given a second life in Africa. With each 600 pair of shoes the adopted family will receive 12 months of hands-on MORE training. After MORE training is complete the family receives the tools, seeds, trees, and livestock to increase productivity as much as 1000%.
MORE Foundation teaches the integrated MORE Farming System as well as small farm business management, rainforest resource conservation, capacity analysis, marketing research, profit center modeling, tribal community development, microfinance lending. As well as training in Co-op set up; how to form a village credit union with self-capitalized expansion. We also provide free medical assistance for the families protecting them from Malaria and other African infectious disease.
Jim Riordan, Director
MORE Foundation Group
NEVER BEFORE HAS SO MUCH BEEN ACCOMPLISHED WITH SO LITTLE