How many times a day do we hear someone say, “I’m hungry, let’s go get some food” or “Mom, I want a snack”? These are common phrases we hear in our everyday life and most of us don’t give it a second thought.
If we're hungry, we go to our kitchens and grab some food, we stop by a fast-food place on the way home from work, we swing by the nearest grocery store or we call any number of delivery services and have food brought right to our doors. But, when you live in the tiny Kingdom of Eswatini, Africa, these are not choices you get to make as easily.
Today, I want to share with you how Heart for Africa (Canada) is fighting Hunger and providing HOPE across Eswatini, Africa. They are improving lives not just at Project Canaan, but in the most rural communities with their outreach program.
Project Canaan Farm
The Project Canaan Farm initiative is vitally important to Heart for Africa (Canada)'s goal of self-sustainability.
The farm has multiple approaches to agriculture utilizing both outdoor field farming and greenhouse hydroponics. It provides employment for those in the community, as well as milk, eggs and vegetables for children living on Project Canaan and children in the rural communities.
Dairy & Eggs
Children and milk are something that just go together. On Project Canaan, the children consume 1,500 Liters of milk each week! That amount will continue to grow every month as more children join the family. Fresh pasteurized milk is also sold in the community to help fund Project Canaan.
Did you know eggs are a vital protein that is essential for human growth and development? The egg project provides fresh eggs for the children they care for and to thousands of children in the community. In partnership with the international egg community (Egg Farmers of Canada) they have built two barns filled with 6,000+ hens that produce eggs daily!
The Hunger Initiative
This leads us to the Hunger Initiative. Heart for Africa (Canada) has built a network of 30 community partners across Eswatini in order to feed 4,500+ orphans and vulnerable children in the most rural communities.
They are currently serving 100,000 meals on a monthly basis in these communities to fight hunger with the goal of eradicating malnutrition. The children they care for on Project Canaan visit the community to help serve food on occasion, but the organization has hired women in each community to do the food preparation and distribution each day.
Eggs from their farm, MannaPack™️ from Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) and locally sourced sugar beans provide the protein and nutrients needed to support healthy growth and development for each child. You can help them fight hunger by feeding a child for a whole year for just $160 by clicking here.
This really puts into perspective how fortunate we are for the unlimited access we have to food. The next time you grab a snack from your kitchen, remember how blessed you truly are.
Until next time, thanks for listening.
Fighting Indlala (“Hunger” in Siswati),
Heart for Africa (Canada) is a faith-based humanitarian organization that focuses on bringing HOPE to the Kingdom of Eswatini, Africa in the areas of Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education. Learn more about Heart for Africa (Canada) by clicking, here.