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Economic Model

Kaima's unique economic model calls for self-generated income to be reinvested into the farm to help advance our pedagogic mission, exemplifying a new generation of mission-driven sustainable ventures in which beneficiaries contribute to the financial health of the organization.  Moreover, by covering a significant portion of our budget through farm sales, and increasingly with the support of government bodies, we are strategically decreasing dependence on philanthropy.  

"Kaima is actively legitimizing the emerging 'fourth sector' economic ecosystem within which the capacity of social (non-profit), private (business), and public (government) sectors unite to promote positive community benefits such as youth development, local job creation, and safe food sourcing."

Support for the project is derived from the following sources:

 

60%

Self-generated through farm sales & educational programming

 

30%

 In-kind & philanthropic support

 

10%

 Governmental &municipal partnerships