Peanuts from one of AFCA's community gardens
As Katie gets ready to leave for Mombasa, Kenya for her six months internship, Stephen (local nutritionist in Mombasa) has been very busy. With funds we've sent, he has purchased seeds and seedlings and is busy planting them. He, along with community members, worked on a two-acre plot for these new little seeds and they are seeing some growth already.
Now, the big work of getting ready to plant in the 50-acre plot has started. Fencing is being put around the area for security and to keep goats out. When Katie arrives, she and Stephen will be designing the garden so that it yields the most nutritious foods possible. Kale, moringa, neem, pumpkins, peanuts, beans, tomatoes, and many other vegetables and fruit trees are planned. I just can't wait to see how this project continues!
As I get news from our friends in Mombasa and photos from Katie, I will be sure to share them with you, our supporters. Until then, I wish for you the best New Year, knowing that you are helping children who desperately need a good, balanced diet in order to take their medicines. Thanks for being part of hope!
Happy New Year,