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Tractor for Minamisanriku

Foreign Volunteers Japan member, and regular contributor to the disaster relief efforts in Minamisanriku, Dru Taylor has spotted a great find. He says that he’s “trying to buy this tractor or something similar so we can get people growing their own fruit and veg in and around Minamisanriku with OGA for AID. We can really make a huge difference with a tractor like this. Any offers ? especially for funding .” He said he’s “willing to drive it at a sponsered rate per KM to raise funds to take it to its final destination after purchase.” He said that the tractor will go to be used on “land suitable for farming but not being used at the moment (in Minami-Sanriku) that has been offered for use.”

OGA for AID is a phenomenal project set up in Minami-Sanriku and organized by the Ortiz family who have expanded a wide disaster relief and charity network centered around the Ortiz International School. As the tractor is up for auction, there is a chance that it could sell quickly, so we’ll need to act quickly to raise funds. The tractor is up for auction in Japan for 998,000 yen (Approx $8000 USD or 5000 pounds.) , which should be manageable if enough people are interested in this project.  If you are interested in helping to acquire a tractor for the people of Minamisanriku, please contact us at foreignvolunteersjapan (at), and we will get you in touch with Dru and the team at OGA for AID soon after.

Great idea Dru! Hope we can help you pick up the tractor!