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This project is developed as an extension of the Women Empowerment/Raswa Program with the intent of helping poor households and poor women grow food for their families and for market by providing them with land, resources, and demonstrations of a variety of growing methods. The initiative runs ten community gardens in Gulele Sub City of Addis Ababa. All of the gardens are divided by plots with each plot being assigned to women Self HelP Groups. Guaro brings people together to work on common project, provide food (and income) for those who need it, facilitates education around sustainable local agriculture and food systems, and It provides nutritious food for deprived communities through collective action.