Project #271 | Helping Kenyan Farmers Fight the Food Crisis
Our Partnership with The Adventure Project
As of 2022 there were over 80 million people estimated to be food insecure across East Africa. Chronic causes of regional food insecurity like conflict and land degradation have been exacerbated in recent years by climate change and the COVID pandemic. The Russian invasion of Ukraine further limited wheat exports to East Africa, and four consecutive failed rainy seasons led to the worst famine in 40 years. In Kenya, where 70% of people work as rural farmers, and 95% of these lack irrigation, there is an urgent need for interventions that can quickly boost regional food supplies.
We’re partnering with The Adventure Project so that 100 Kenyan farmers experiencing dire food shortages are able to purchase low-cost Starter Pumps. These pumps are proven to increase farmers’ crop yields by an estimated 400%, thus providing farmer families with the infrastructure needed to run a successful small farm business while increasing access to critically needed food for the broader community.
Farmers Will Gain Access to Irrigation
Small Farm Enterprises Will Launch
Percentage Increase in Crop Yields
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our global hunger fund.