As mentioned in the last report, funding from other partners has enabled our teams in Sierra Leone and Liberia to begin operations on the ground. Basic training in kitchen gardening has begun for 475 rural women total, and training in backyard poultry rearing is underway for 200 women in Liberia.
In the last report, we also mentioned that efforts were underway to organize village nutrition committees. We are happy to report that in addition to the 25 village nutrition committees established in Liberia, we have organized 20 nuitrition awareness campaigns in Sierra Leone. The nutrition awareness campaigns bring essential health knowledge to rural women, which empowers them to better care for their families while they receive training in kitchen gardening and poultry rearing.
We still need your support to equip our trainees and future entrepreneurs with agriculture and livestock starter kits! Please make a donation to empower women in Liberia and Sierra Leone!
Thanks to support from other partners, the Family Farming project is under way in both Liberia and Sierra Leone.
This project, which focuses on food security for rural women, is being implemented in six districts of Sierra Leone covering 20 BRAC branches. Under the general agriculture program, 300 farmers have received training on rice production and vegetable gardening. Specific to the Family Farming project, we can report that basic training in kitchen gardening has been given to 300 rural women and we have begun establishing Village Nutrition Committees in the six districts in which BRAC operates.
Activities within the Family Farming project in Liberia area also going well. The BRAC Liberia team has already recruited and trained 175 rural women in kitchen gardening and 25 Village Nutrition Committees have been established within the six counties that BRAC runs operations.
Stay tuned for further updates and encourage your friends and family to contribute to this project that is literally changing the landscape for rural women!
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