COVID-19 has made it even harder for farmers to feed their families in Zimbabwe. This gift will provide everything that a farmer needs to start planting and producing their own food. Each kit contains a variety of small grain seed packs containing sorghum and millet which are nutritious and a good source of protein and fibre. When choosing this Gift for Peace, you’re helping farmers threatened by displacement learn climate change-resilient farming methods, enabling them to feed their families and become more resilient.
This gift contains everything a farmer needs to start planting and producing their own food. Right now, this is lifesaving. One of the key ways to help is by giving people the skills and tools to grow their own food and survive the current crisis.
Each kit contains a variety of small grain seed packs containing sorghum and millet which are nutritious and a good source of protein and fibre. Along with the seeds, a farmer will also receive all the training and knowledge they need to turn these seeds into a sustainable source of food.
This Gift for Peace could help a family like Priscilla’s and her five children in Zimbabwe:
“There were times when I had no food for the family. We could spend the whole day without any food then we would have one meal in the evening where we would share the very little we had - like each would get a spoonful of porridge."
Today, Priscilla’s income comes after selling her harvest. She is able to pay school fees for her children and she can buy various food items like sugar and cooking oil. She now also teaches other people in the community the skills that she’s learnt. She shared:
“It is preferable to produce your own food than get food aid. It is good to give a poor man a fishing line, rather than giving the fish.”
Photo: Richard Wainwright/Act for Peace