Give Seeds to Nourish a Child
Project managed by: Every Home Global Concern
Imagine being a child in Africa whose stomach is bloated from malnutrition or only being able to eat one meal of maize porridge on a good day. Many impoverished children suffer from diseases of malnutrition and lack the access to nutritious food. Make an impact by giving parents one year’s supply of seeds to grow healthy crops, so that they can feed and sustain their children day after day.
Maize, vegetable, soya bean, sunflower, peanut and cow pea seeds along with tree seedlings are given to subsistence farmers who are trained to develop both large crops and home gardens.
More About This Project
These seeds are distributed as part of a food security project in both Malawi and Zambia. They are accompanied with training in nutrition and conservation farming methods as well as broader health, sanitation and income generation projects.
Over the last 3 years (2016-2019) many kilos of seed have been given away and, with training, more than 2,000 farming families have increased the variety and yield of crops and significantly improved their nutrition and health with families now eating 3 meals a day.