Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Family Garden
Family Garden

John is pictured here with his siblings.  And it's hard to imagine, but John is the head of the family.  He looks after his siblings with the assistance of some locals since his parents passed away in 2012.

John has the responsibility to see that Mary, Shupi and Farai have food on their table.  As you can see, their garden is quite green but they need some help finding the right spot for some of the vegetables.  We have engaged some local families to help teach this young man how to transplant his plants properly.

This family can achieve so much with this beautiful garden and the right support.  Thanks to your donations, we are able to give them a chance to grow their own food and attend school.  And that means more than you know to this brother as he cares for his siblings.

Please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org if you would like to learn more about this program or others provided by the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.

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Greenhouse
Greenhouse

Do you ever ask yourself if you are actually making a difference?  Perhaps you feel so small in this great big world?  Do you wonder if the donation you made ever touches the life of a child affected by HIV/AIDS?

Take a moment to look at the attached photos and really enjoy the smile on the man's face.  How about all the green vegetation for the families YOU have directly touched.  Your donation made it possible for the American Foundation for Children with AIDS to build greenhouses in Mombasa.  Providing food for families where widows and grandmothers are raising children affected by HIV/AIDS.

So today you can be sure that you DID made a difference in the life of a child.  Many children!  Now they can dream because they have gardens and greenhouses.  Life has so many more possibilities now!  Thank you for making a difference.

Are you interested in hearing more about our greenhouse projects or other projects by the American Foundation for Children with AIDS?  Go to www.afcaids.org or contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org for more information. 

Tomatoes
Tomatoes
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Greenhouse
Greenhouse

Don't you love to see photos of the leafy green vegetables from the greenhouses in Mombasa?

How about all of those papaya hanging from the trees?

We are thrilled with the harvests and what they mean for our families.  However, it feels like we're spinning our wheels by renting a truck for a few months at a time.  The vegetables need to get to market to keep the program thriving, but we haven't been able to purchase a truck.  Not to mention the number of papaya they will need to harvest from the 1500 papaya trees we've planted!

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Please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@afcaids.org if you would like to learn more about our programs or find out how you can make a difference TODAY.

Inside Greenhouse
Inside Greenhouse
Papaya Trees
Papaya Trees
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Dear friends,

What an amazing year it has been for AFCA's children, thanks to YOU!  Because of YOU, thousands of children are thriving and hopeful.  Because of YOU, countless children are healthy and they have returned to school.  Because of YOU, hundreds of children had good food to eat this year.  Because of YOU, hundreds of children have livestock and seeds with which to start small businesses. And because of you, children like Maria not only eat well, but also go to school, dreaming of a future free of poverty. We don't have enough words to thank you for what you've done because it is huge...it is life changing.

Thank you for caring for the little ones we serve and for giving them a brighter future.  You are the ones who allow us to keep working for them, providing them with medicine, medical supplies, clean water, food, school fees and supplies, livestock, seeds, self-reliance and HOPE.

As you make your end of the year giving decisions, please keep us in mind so we can continue helping children in 2015 and beyond.

We wish you the best year ever, full of every blessing and happiness imaginable, knowing you are a hope-giver.  If you'd like to learn even more about what we do or how you can meet some of the children you have helped, please contact me at tweaver@AFCAids.org.  I'd love to chat with you!

On behalf of the children,

 

tanya

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Women taking corn to sell in their businesses
Women taking corn to sell in their businesses

I find myself laughing out loud.  Not a crazy laugh, but rather, a laugh of joy.  The kind that you can't contain, even when you are on your own and you just feel a little bubble of happiness come up from your belly until it gets so big, it comes out as laughter.  I laugh because this project is AMAZING.

The veggies just keep coming and the harvests are fantastic.  Maize, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant - all are being harvested weekly.  A large portion of the veggies are sold to restaurants, hotels and at the market.  The proceeds help with the costs to run programs for children affected and/or infected by AIDS.  A smaller portion is sold at a subsidized cost so that mothers can run small businesses and resell in the open market.  Another portion is given to malnourished children.  This is wonderful and we are so grateful that our little farm is doing so much.

Besides the veggies and fruit, the farm also has goats, chickens, guinea fowl, and rabbits - all to support the kids in our Mombasa program.  How cool is that?  Thank YOU for being part of this program...we coudn't do it without you.

Daniel, the farm manager is thrilled to have a new place to call home, too.  We are building him a nice, safe little house which he'll share with other farm workers.  This will allow them to cut out travel time and to enjoy the fruit of their labor (pun intended).  It is a huge benefit for these guys to have housing and food as part of their salary, so we are happy to be able to help them in this small way.  We hope to keep these guys with us for a long time, as they are dedicated and hard working, knowing that their labor is benefiting children in their communities. 

The big concern raised a few times today is the need for a truck, which will take all the veggies and fruit to market.   Right now, we are renting a truck to move the produce to market, but we really need to purchase a truck. I am trying to think creatively to see what we can do while we try to raise the funds needed for such a huge purchase (about $25k for a used truck).  If anyone out there has great ideas, let me know - tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

Daniel and his record book
Daniel and his record book
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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

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