We at Footprints in Africa believe that a single action can make all the difference in the lives of others and that collective actions can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and community outreach programs, projects, campaigns, and initiatives, we are committed to fostering support that brings about real change for the greater good of those in Africa. However, we need your help! With the help of others, such as yourself, we're able to go further faster. More importantly, we're able to make a lasting impact on the lives of our brothers and sisters who live in Africa.
“It was a no-brainer that we partner with Thrive for Good, seeing how their project, which is measurable and sustainable, aligns with our mission and vision. It just made sense to join forces to broaden our reach for those in Africa. We're committed to Going the Distance. Prayerfully, we can count on your support along the way."
- Tammy Darmel Moore, Founder, Footprints in Africa
"2 billion people - including 33% of children - aren't getting enough life-giving nutrients to reach to reach their full potential and fight disease."
Make a Difference, One School at a Time
We recently partnered with Thrive for Good (you may recall) and committed to providing Life Gardens to 12 schools in Western Kenya. Well, the project kicked off Friday, 7/1, and we couldn't be more excited. With this project, we are making way for 1,500 students and teachers to have daily nutritious meals, which will increase nutrition and health for students and school educators. It will also allow students and the school administrators to reduce school food costs and provide a steady source of revenue for students to purchase school supplies. However, this project isn't just impactful, but it's also sustainable and measurable, and what we consider a no-brainer win-win.
"We're empowering students and teachers with the training and simple tools they need to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods for life - sustainably."
Hidden Hunger is Everywhere
Sadly, hunger is everywhere, yet more prevalent in remote areas of Africa. Yes, even in the Motherland, where the people are masters in cultivating the land and bring forth crops. The problem is they aren’t growing nutrient-dense foods. Their main priority is to eat, to get something in their bellies, which means consecutive meals of processed, white grains, and corn, although developing brains and bodies are hungry for micronutrients.
Without solid nutrients, children never get a fair chance. They cannot thrive, and their immune system is not strong enough to fight infection, which is why 45% of deaths in children under the age of 5 are related to poor nutrition, which is why we are committed to sponsoring 12 schools in Kenya, their very own Life Garden. Again, 12 schools, 12 gardens, each providing power-packed nutrition meals for 125 kids and school staff, thus feeding 1500 Kenyans every day.
A Life Garden Empowers an Impoverished Community to be Self-sufficient
Each school Life Garden consists of approximately 80 garden beds (100 sq ft each). These bio-intensive, nutrition-producing beds provide enough food to feed 125 students every day.
"When any person can take health into their own hands, they have new dignity and pride."
Your Donation Makes a Lasting Impact
We have 11 more Life Gardens to go to satisfy our commitment, and we could use your help to see this IMPACTFUL, SUSTAINABLE, AND MEASURABLE project to fruition.
Your one-time donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. However, we've earmarked three levels that help cover specific expenses, and they are as follows.
A one-time $10 donation provides seeds for one Life Garden, which feeds 125 people several times a day.
A one-time $100 donation provides seeds and tools for a Life Garden.
And a one-time $300 donation covers all the expenses (seeds, tools, hands-on trainer) for an entire Life Garden.
"The single biggest health challenge today is unequal access to nutrition."
Remember, hunger for nutrition is universal; access is not, but you can join forces with us and help make a difference with a one-time donation to provide Life Gardens to those in Kenya.
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