Project #8881

Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Dec 11, 2013

Carolyne Understands

Carolyne and four of her children.
Carolyne and four of her children.

Her name is Carolyne and she is 48 years old.  She lives in one of Mombas, Kenya's slums and every single day of her life, she prays for an ease to her difficulties.  She hopes for a better life for her 5 children and the pressure of raising them alone mounts as the children get older and they need to go to school.  A widow since her youngest was in her womb, Carolyne has felt the brunt of hunger, need, and desperation for a long, long time.

Now, though, thanks to YOU, the children and Carolyne are eating better.  Why?  Because Carolyne received budgeting training and is one of the women who has started a small business thanks to our greenhouse project. Yes, every day, she helps harvest vegetables grown inside and outside the greenhouse including tomatoes, peppers, kale, cow peas, onions, and squashes.  She buys the produce at a deeply discounted price and resells it in the market.  The money she pays for the produce is saved by our project for next year's seeds and for future repairs on the greenhouse.  Any money she earns is hers to keep!

Now earning approximately $40 per week, Carolyne can feed her children and they can go to school. Just like a mom, any mom, anywhere in the world, she is thrilled that her kids are full and that their future looks brighter.  She is looking forward to expanding her business and is just thrilled to think that her children have a future that includes schooling and that they will have the possibility of leaving the slum.

During this holiday season know that you have been an instrument of change in Carolyne and her children's lives.  What a legacy!


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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States
$10,822 raised of $14,000 goal
229 donations
$3,178 to go
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