Current

Project

Food Sovereignty

35.2 million Americans live in food-insecure households. 9.0 million adults lived in households with very low food security. 5.3 million children lived in food-insecure households in which children, along with adults, were food insecure. Imagine a life where you struggled to fill your child's stomach. The Food Sovereignty Project has partnered with the University of Arizona to build two greenhouses at the high school, providing assistance with an agriculture curriculum, and planted 50 apple trees. Additionally, this project will provide greywater gardens to all residents who receive an off-grid water system (and opt-in) and other residents in the community.

Current

Project

Water

​More than 2 million Americans live without basic access to safe drinking water and sanitation. More specifically, 1/3 of the Navajo Reservation lacks safe drinking water and sanitation.  Imagine a life where water isn't just a turn of the faucet away
Project Water involves building off-grid water systems to supply clean, running water to families in need. See Project Educate and find out more about how we build and install these systems.

Current

Project

Educate

​Education is crucial to making a lasting impact. With the help of the University of Arizona Extension Program, Habitat for Humanity, and CU Boulder we will be providing the communities we serve with a variety of educational resources. There will be classes available both online and in-person covering topics on agriculture, solar power, financial literacy, plumbing, and entrepreneurship. 

Project Water is implemented through an afterschool program where high school students build and install off-grid water systems. This provides job experience, income, trade skill experience, and teaches kids on the importance of community.

Current

Project

Market

​The selling of handcrafted goods has been a source of income for families for generations. However, with covid shutting down the local markets these families have been left out to dry. We want to help support these families by selling their goods on our site. This is a unique opportunity to help families and to help support our cause at the same time.

Future

Project

Heat

The Navajo reservation has been deeply affected by the loss of the coal plant in the Four Corners area.  Due to this unfortunate situation, many have been left without a proper heat source for winter.  We intend to change that; first by providing them with an immediate fix by delivering firewood and then by implementing a sustainable long-term solution to their heating needs.  

Future

Project

Power

About 15,000 homes do not have electricity on the Navajo Reservation. They make up about 75% of all unelectrified households in the United States. Project Power  aims to change that by providing access through solar panels and other green alternatives.  

Water

Electricity

Food

​1/3 of the population on the Navajo Reservation does not have access to safe drinking water or sanitation.

15,000 homes do not have electricity making up 75% of all unelectrified households in the United States.

Only 13  grocery stores exist on the Navajo Reservation (27,000 square miles)

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Tyler Haft

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Cortez, CO 81321

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