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Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families

by INMED Partnerships for Children, Inc.
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Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families
Food Gardens for Hungry South African Families

Summary

South Africa is plagued by poverty, hunger and unemployment, following the recent global economic crisis, steep food and fuel prices and severe climate events. Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for local food production is urgent. INMED South Africa's SEEDS FOR LIFE campaign will help 2,500 households plant home gardens. Your donation will provide free seeds and training to families on the brink of starvation, with future assistance to ensure the gardens and families thrive.

$5,000
total goal
$4,671
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
12
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Challenge

South Africa has been identified as a hot spot for rapidly increasing levels of hunger due to poverty, severe climate events and the coronavirus pandemic. Food scarcity has led to escalating prices, pushing vulnerable families deeper into poverty and starvation. Lack of education and access to fertile land hinder local food production. Without improved access to and consumption of nutritious food, more people could die of starvation from the coronavirus than the virus itself (Oxfam).

Solution

Food security begins in the backyard. Home and community gardens are a simple solution to improve access to nutritious food. INMED's Seeds for Life project in South Africa seeks to provide 2,500 vulnerable families with free seeds and training to plant and sustain home gardens . Our team has nearly 2 decades of experience helping individuals, schools and communities implement adaptive agriculture projects to strengthen food security and build sustainable livelihoods in all types of environments.

Long-Term Impact

INMED's Seeds for Life project in South Africa has many potential long-term impacts, including: 1. Improved physical and mental health, leading to a reduction in preventable lifestyle diseases 2. Financial savings 3. A source of income 4. Self-reliance. Our campaign will impact 2,500 households in 3 phases, with a funding goal of $5,000 for each phase.

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Organization Information

INMED Partnerships for Children, Inc.

Location: Sterling, VA - USA
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Twitter: @inmedchildren
Project Leader:
Janet Ogilvie
Sterling, VA United States

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