GROW Gives Academic Scholarships to Deserving Students

Through funds raised by the GROW program, we’re able to send sons and daughters of farm workers to secondary school and college. Without an education, many of these deserving young people would continue in the poverty chain of generations of field workers.

Each year, GROW selects a group of about 20 to 40 applicants ranging from junior high to college age. They are the children of workers in the state of Colima– the area where most of our bananas are grown. The students are selected for their dedication to their studies and for their academic potential.

GROW is proud to play a role in assisting these remarkable students in setting and reaching their goals –students like Alberto Ramírez Rivera. Coming from a family of 9 and being raised by a single mother after his father died, he has had to work to help support his family. Determined and eager to learn, his life changed when he was offered an academic grant from GROW. Through the GROW scholarship program, he is now studying agricultural engineering at the University of Colima. His future is bright, as is that of his family, thanks to funding from the sale of GROW bananas.

When you purchase GROW branded bananas, you are helping people like Alberto succeed in life.

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  1. susan says:

    What a great concept! Congratulations to the people who produce, and the people who sell, and the people who BUY GROW bananas!! You are helping change the world.

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