Planting Hope. Harvesting Change.

Leave No One Behind

Thrive began serving African communities in 2008. Nine years later projects have been started with various organizations in 20 different countries. Locally grown, disease-fighting food and herbal medicines are the only health care options that are available for more people trapped in extreme poverty. In developing countries there is only 1 doctor for every 10,000 people. Tradition health care in these areas is hopeless.  Our long-term goal is that our cost-effective model of Growing Health will be available to any community in the world. 

On September 13, 2017, Bill Gates stated that the global plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 was failing. There are many reasons for his statement, but often it is due to programs that are simply too expensive for the more than 2 billion people who do not have a universal health care program. We do know that if a fraction of the money was spent on prevention rather than treatment, then all villages would have a chance to be food and health secure. 

As we move into a new year, we feel that there is a solution today for the 2 billion people who struggle to get enough health food, have little to no traditional medical care and whose life expectancy will probably be cut short by a third. They can have a future now. 

We are also very thankful for the people who financially partner with us. For as little as $1.30 a day, entire communities can begin to tackle their own food and health challenges. That amount would not even begin to address health security for any community. The per day investment mentioned above is for the first year only. The ongoing costs to run and even expand the local program involves pennies per day. 

Health care should be for everyone. Unfortunately, even the most basic traditional health care program costs half a trillion dollars yearly for those in developing countries. A universal Growing Health program would cost 24 billion dollars for the first year and half a billion dollars after that to maintain it for the same 2 billion people. 

We feel this is the best 21st century solution. Please consider joining with us today. 

About Thrive

Empowering Locals – Sustainable Projects – Cost Efficient Method

Thrive involves educating locals on sustainable, organic agriculture and natural medicine. This allows communities to move from food reliance into a condition of self-sufficiency and even surplus. This organization started in 2008 in Western Kenya with the goal of creating community based, organic, learning gardens. Since then, 341 projects in different African countries have been completed. These projects have healed and helped 5,614 people. 

The Issue: Food insecurity and widespread diseases are creating a deadly convergence resulting in premature death of adults, therefore increasing the number of orphans in developing countries. 

What makes Thrive different is that we aim to put the power back into the hands of the people. Through our training they learn to take ownership of their own health and their communities. They can take action! 

Visit our website to learn more. 

“As I continue my global voyages, I continue to see ‘need’ and ‘opportunity’ existing side by side. Most people see the deep needs and ‘walk by on the other side.’ Others stop and engage in the opportunities presented. Dale and Linda Bolton have embraced the pathway of opportunity. Thrive is slowly and incrementally “eliminating extreme poverty by GROWING HEALTH.”  Frederick Ralph Bromley Hope For The Nations 

Our Simple Solution includes 4 main training areas: 

Organic Gardening 
Abandoned or neglected soils are brought back to life through several organic techniques that are easily learned. 

Nutritional Training 
Teaching focuses on the nutrient density of every local food in the area. Green leaf crops are shown to have as much as 90 times the value of white rice. 

Natural Medicine 
The healing power of over 50 plants are examined to combat tropical diseases. Classes on hygiene and clean water systems stop disease before they start. 

Income Generation 
When food can be used to prevent and treat diseases then surplus freshly grown, organic crops have greater value to create income.