Category Page: OFFA – Organic Food for All

Women Who Farm: Jeannette on having her own plot of land in Congo

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Farming my own plot of land is so sweet, not only to sell vegetables for income, but to eat them at times they’re not normally for sale. ~Jeannette

Jeannette is one of over 80 women in eastern Congo who now have a plot of land to grow fruits and vegetables, thanks to your support of Action Kivu!

Our agronomist Mukengere is a student at the university in Bukavu, and teaches the women the organic and sustainable techniques he is learning in his class on agriculture and climate change. They now use local grasses to combat insects, and each farmer has her own compost heap at home, as well as the shared compost for the farm.

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Wedding Season: Give the gift of a goat!

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It’s wedding season! Looking for a unique gift? Make a donation on behalf of the happy couple! An $80 gift to Action Kivu buys a healthy goat for a family in eastern Congo. Donate online!

See My Goat is Your Goat in Action: Namwezi paying forward a baby goat to Antoinette

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Growing Food and Community in Congo: We work faster together! We’re like family

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Mapendo and Faida share a plot of farmland in Action Kivu’s Organic Food for All Program.

“We work faster together! We’re like family.”

Learn more about Action Kivu’s work in growing food and community and combating malnutrition here.

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Progress and Growth in Congo: Meet Farmer Beatrice

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Meet Beatrice Ntankwinja – mother of five, grandmother of one, proud farmer feeding her family. Beatrice is one of the 83 women who now farm their own plot of land at the Action Kivu shared farm, learning sustainable, organic farming from our agronomist, Mukengere. Each woman tends her own organic compost for fertilizer, and is learning how to use a mix of grasses to combat pests and insects.

Thank you to our partners whose generosity is making a lasting impact in Congo! To invest in the future of food security and combat severe malnutrition in this corner of Congo, partner with Action Kivu today.

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Combatting Malnutrition in Congo: Organic Food for All

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2 million children in Congo are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition and emergency levels of morbidity and mortality in 2017. You can help change that.

 

donate-imageThe women receive instruction in sustainable farming before applying the teaching on the shared farm, and taking home seedlings from the nursery to grow in their own gardens.

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