Farm to Feed

The COVID19 crisis... If economies and healthcare sectors in developed countries are already buckling under the weight of the pandemic... you can only imagine the impact on certain African countries. While developed countries have resources to stitch together social safety nets, people or companies in developing countries often have nothing to fall back on when the economy fails.

Therefore, in times like these, it’s the vulnerable that are hit the hardest by the economic down turn. As businesses suddenly closed down, many people have lost their income. Without reserves or government support, they are now facing the prospect of extreme poverty, unable to feed themselves or their children.  Starvation and malnutrition (with all its consequences) are therefore a serious threat. 

Farm to Feed is a two way street: help feed the vulnerable who lost their income with food items sourced directly from farmers struggling to keep afloat in the current crisis. The aim is to reach the most vulnerable adults and children through vetted charities (Charity Connect on Facebook). Time is of the essence, we aim to deliver food every day to as many people as we can reach! Please help support those who need us.

Our concept is as follows:

We buy produce from affected local farms to help them through these difficult times. It is crucial for the livelihoods of the farmers and their families but also so that after the crisis the value chain is still intact and able to produce enough to feed the people.  

We give this directly to the most vulnerable. To give an idea: a donation of eg. 15 usd will support the farms sell their produce and feed 10 adults / ~15 children basic vegetables for one week. There are a lot of mouths to feed, any donation big or small is welcome.

There is no middle man, every cent goes directly to the farmers.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about the farms or charities.

Please share, please spread the word.  Very much appreciated, thank you!

Claire van Enk
Nairobi, Kenya

Very special thanks to Mlango Farm for helping with the farmers and SNV for the transport, very grateful for the support!

Read more:

https://www.theafricareport.com/25606/coronavirus-africas-failure-would-be-the-worlds-failure/
http://theconversation.com/why-a-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-covid-19-could-have-lethal-consequences-134252

Donations

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  • Zwaan Schoterman 
    • €40 
    • 19 d
  • Haberdashery Story 
    • €100 
    • 25 d
  • Manjula Shah 
    • €10 
    • 1 mo
  • Sneha Haria 
    • €20 
    • 1 mo
  • Ruud Keesom 
    • €25 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Claire Van Enk 
Organizer
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