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.
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.
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.
'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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