#358: Borneo, Hydroponic Garden Supplies: River bank villages in Central Kalimantan are often flooded during the rainy season, as they are built in nearby swampy areas. The houses are on stilts or floating on water. Buying vegetables from the store in town is very expensive; villagers can pay half of their income just on vegetables. Because of the cost, children end up eating very few vegetables with their rice. A hydroponic garden would improve nutrition and ensure that the families could save funds for their children’s education. The following items are needed: Framing, $120.00; Plastic roof, $75.00; Piping, $150.00; Net pots, $75.00; Pump, $36.00 and Seeds and fertilizer, $40.00.


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