A gift of seeds, no matter the variety, will serve a family long past the original harvest. Seeds make it possible for vulnerable children all over the world to have access to nutritious vegetables. Plus, they give families a chance to sell the surplus in the market and earn additional income for other needs such as school fees, medical care, and other food items. Seeds are a small thing that can make a big difference.

VEGETABLE SEEDS

$29.00

 

You’ll provide vegetable seeds like cucumbers, legumes (like beans), onions, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and zucchini. Plus, your gift will come with training in gardening, nutrition, and creating tasty meals with veggies for a balanced diet. Countries: Guatemala, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Rwanda, Peru, Cambodia

BEAN SEEDS

$18.00

With your gift, families who are either in child sponsorship or savings group programs will receive seeds to begin growing beans. Your gift will also come with agricultural training that is based on Biblical principles of stewardship and sustainability. Countries: Mozambique, Uganda, Burundi

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PEANUT SEEDS

$18.00

You’ll send peanut seeds to farmers who will be able to grow this protein-rich food. Access to this crop is life-changing because peanuts help to improve the health of malnourished children. This purchase will also encourage others in the community to farm peanuts too. Countries: Mozambique, Burundi

MAIZE SEEDS

$15.00

You’ll send maize seeds to a vulnerable family. They’ll be able to grow this versatile crop to feed their own children as well as sell a surplus of harvest in the market to cover their other household expenses. Countries: Uganda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, DRC

 

RICE SEEDS

$5.00

Your gift will provide rice seeds to school gardens. This means that students will have access to lunch while they’re at school, which will reduce the drop out rate. Countries: Uganda

WHY IT MATTERS

  • When a family has access to nutritious vegetables, their health dramatically improves, and children can attend school regularly instead of staying home sick.
  • Families are also able to sell their extra vegetables in the market for additional income, which can be used for tuition, medical expenses and other needs.
  • Many crops can be grown in a small area such as a keyhole garden, allowing families to grow vegetables without owning large plots of land.

A Story of True Impact

Maycly Michel is an 11-year-old boy who lives in Haiti with his father Odins, his mother, and his older sister. Maycly’s father worked as a farmer to provide for his family, but as hard as he tried to make farming a profitable business, he always fell short. Then friends like you sent Maycly and his family some vegetable seeds. Maycly’s father was also invited to come learn about new ways to farm at FH’s agricultural training center, located in his community.

He was trained on how to properly grow vegetables, how to space and plant other seeds and how to effectively use fertilizer. In his first vegetable harvest following the training, his yield doubled what it was his previous years and in his second harvest, he tripled his output. This allowed him to rent additional land and plant a larger variety of vegetables. Since his family now has access to many different vegetables all the time, Maycly is healthier and is performing better in school.