Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya

by East African Children's Fund
Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya
Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya
Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya
Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya
Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya
Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya
Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya
Seedlings & Soap: Promoting Food Security in Kenya

Summary

Partnering with women's community groups, together we're growing seedlings for kitchen gardens to fight malnutrition for 1,500+ mothers and their 7,500+ children. 100% DIRECT GIVING: 100% OF YOUR DONATIONS HELP WOMEN GROW HEALTHY GARDENS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

$95,000
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$73,845
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
2
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Challenge

Climate change, COVID, and conflict have caused deep suffering for the women in our partner communities in rural Kenya. Rainfall has been insufficient for 3 years now, causing one of the worst droughts in 40 years. People rely upon the rain to grow food for their families and to grow some cash crops to sell for money. The women in our partner communities grow 2 staple crops, and cannot afford other seeds to grow nutrient dense fruits and vegetables which will improve their children's health.

Solution

Together, East African Children's Fund (EACF) and community women's groups in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) in rural Kenya, grow nutrient dense fruits and vegetables high in micronutrients, such as kales, spinach, tomatoes, and giant nightshade . Our bodies only need a small amount of these nutrients to function healthily, support growth, and fight off illness. EACF also provides trainings in best practices for water conservation and financial literacy.

Long-Term Impact

'Hidden Hunger', or micronutrient deficiencies are particularly high in sub-Saharan Africa. The success of the EACF community gardens will make it easy for families to consume essential micronutrients thereby improving children's capacity to learn, grow and develop into productive members of their communities.

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Organization Information

East African Children's Fund

Location: St Clr Shores, MI - USA
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Project Leader:
Lisa Peracchio
St Clr Shores, MI United States
$21,155 raised of $95,000 goal
 
19 donations
$73,845 to go
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