Kitchen Gardens in Kenya
Proper nutrition is vital for all people, and the households affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya are particularly vulnerable. That is why GreaterGood has partnered with Grassroots Alliance for Community Education (G.R.A.C.E) to provide the materials needed to start kitchen gardens for these households.
Recently over $1600 was donated, which has allowed for the purchase of vegetable seedlings, manure, and hoes for families to start their gardens. This contribution was given at a critical time because Kenya is currently experiencing a very dry season, but with an expectation of rains to come by the end of March. Receiving the farming inputs now will allow the households to establish their kitchen gardens during the rainy season.
The kitchen gardens do more than provide a sustainable source of food production for families and neighbors. The nutritious crops that are grown can help vulnerable families stay healthy. They allow families to supplement their income as they can sell the surplus. Even households without arable land benefit from this program, because they are able to grow vegetables in sacks of soil that are provided. These gardens have the ability to improve entire communities!
By giving a Gift That Gives More™, you can make a big difference for a family and community in Kenya. You can provide an entire household with the seeds, soil, and tools needed to establish a sustainable food and income source. Please click here to help provide a kitchen garden for a hungry family.