Category : GROW

GROW by Organics Unlimited Launches Banana Sales in Japan

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Organics Unlimited, a San Diego-based grower and importer of organic fruit, is pleased to announce it will start selling organic bananas in Japan that support its social responsibility-focused GROW program. This is a result of the Asian country beginning to adopt the consumer trend that has been on the rise on the U.S. Through its GROW fund, Organics Unlimited donates a percentage of every organic banana sale to the communities in rural Mexico and Ecuador where the fruit is grown. These organic bananas will be sold and marketed under the BioFruit label in Japan. (more…)

GROW Scholar Graduate Conny Fonseca Devotes Her Career Toward Giving Back to Her Home Community in Mexico

Conny FonsecaOrganics Unlimited is proud to give back to the community through its GROW fund which provides children, teenagers and young adults living in rural areas of Colima, Mexico with the opportunity to gain a quality education and a healthy, fulfilling life. Through GROW funds generated from the sale of organic bananas, nonprofit organizations, such as Project Amigo, are able to continue oversight of services including health care, clean drinking water, milk for growing children and education assistance to under served communities often living in conditions of poverty. Among these programs, the educational assistance transforms the lives of adolescents and young adults with the opportunity to strive and study for the professional career of their dreams.

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Mobile Community Health Initiative Promotes Disease Prevention

Community Mobile Healthcare ResizedOrganics Unlimited GROW scholars and volunteers are mobilizing as community health promoters to educate residents in Cerro de Ortega, Colima, Mexico on disease prevention, health and well-being. The mobile health initiative funded by GROW and run by the local health center, gives pre-college young adults and GROW grant recipients the opportunity to make a difference in their neighborhoods by promoting healthy communities. This is done by distributing brochures and discussing health practices and preventative measures against major diseases, such as information on vaccinations as well as procedures for fighting dengue fever, zika virus and chikungunya –  all of which have spread to epidemic proportions in the area during previous summers. Volunteers also distribute over-the-counter health aids such as electrolyte beverages and participate in health educational seminars to provide the most accurate information to the public. (more…)