Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa

by Seed Programs International
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa
Gardens Give Hope, Health, and Income in E. Africa

Project Report | Feb 2, 2024
From Seeds to Security: How Vegetables are Empower

By Georgia Beasley | Project Leader

Rows of thriving vegetables in western Kenya
Rows of thriving vegetables in western Kenya

Imagine a vibrant tapestry of vegetables bursting with life in the heart of rural Kenya. This isn't just a picturesque scene; it's a reality for 432 farmers who are changing their lives and their communities, one delicious sprout at a time. In Kenya, we have partnered up with local organization, AMPATH, once again to equip farmers with important resources.

The 432 farmers are participants in a food security project that distributed a variety of vegetable seeds and provided crucial training and support. Before this project, many families struggled with limited dietary diversity and vulnerability to food insecurity. Staple crops, while providing energy, often lack the vital vitamins and minerals crucial for overall health. This is especially true in rural areas where access to diverse food sources can be limited.

The project armed them with seeds for collards, tomatoes, onions, peppers, coriander and cowpeas – all carefully chosen to thrive in the local climate. But knowledge is power, too. Farmers received training on sustainable practices, seed propagation, and pest management, specifically tailored to their new crops.

With the introduction of a variety of vegetables like the ones provided, these families are experiencing a nutritional revolution. These vegetables are powerhouses of essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium, deficiencies of which are prevalent in many rural communities. Increased vegetable consumption translates to stronger immune systems, improved cognitive function, and reduced risk of chronic diseases.

For children, the impact is even more profound. A diverse diet rich in vegetables ensures proper physical and mental development, setting the stage for a healthier and more productive future. The project isn't just filling plates; it's nurturing the next generation of empowered and resilient individuals.

So, the next time you bite into a fresh, crisp vegetable, remember the Kenyan farmers who are cultivating not just food, but resilience, health, and a brighter future for themselves and their communities. Remember that your support is allowing more mother and fathers the capacity to provide healthy food for their families.  And remember, vegetables aren't just a luxury; they're a vital weapon in the fight against malnutrition and a cornerstone of a healthy and secure future for all. 

We thank you for your support, and can’t wait to keep you posted on further updates from this project and others!

A farmer with his collard patch
A farmer with his collard patch
A woman in a community run tomato field
A woman in a community run tomato field
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Seed Programs International

Location: Asheville, NC - USA
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Project Leader:
Georgia Beasley
Asheville , NC United States
$125,059 raised of $150,075 goal
 
309 donations
$25,016 to go
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