Water is a rare commodity in Mombasa, Kenya. With a drought which has plagued this part of the country for the past 7 years, the land is dry and plants find it hard to grow. While greenhouses are a wonderful solution to production of good food, they also need water. The Portriez farm has a borehole, so the greenhouse and garden are doing wonderfully and veggies will be ready to harvest in one month.
The larger piece of land owned by our partners in Mombasa is 50 acres and we'd love to establish 10 greenhouses there. What is stopping us? Water. A borehole must be dug, but this is expensive (approximately $17k). AFCA is looking for partners who might be interested in helping meet this need. Maybe you know someone who'd like to donate specifically towards a borehole? Or, maybe you know someone who has a company who drills these boreholes and who'd like to lend their expertize? Or, maybe you know someone in an organization who does just this sort of thing and you'd be willing to speak on our behalf so that they will partner with us? If any of these ring true with you, please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you so that we can get these other greenhouses up and functioning, to benefit children who need good food in order to stay healthy.
Happy New Year, all of you. Thank you for helping our kids.
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