In the parched Sahel region of Central Africa, it’s difficult to grow anything. Refugee families living in camps have no land to farm or even grow a garden. Water is incredibly scarce in this drought-prone region. And the drought is getting worse.
Children eat a bland, limited diet, consisting of one or two servings a day of a grain-based porridge. Their growing bodies need vitamins and nutrients found naturally in vegetables. Without these, their development will be stunted permanently.
“I eat fresh vegetables whenever I want. I even have enough to share with my neighbors!” – Khadidja Oumar
You can provide the seeds, supplies and training for a hungry family to grow a simple sack garden. Using recycled materials and “grey” water from their household, families can grow nutritious, plentiful vegetables almost anywhere.
Three ways this simple solution for ending hunger creates lasting, sustainable change—and brings hope to families.
Portable / Sack Gardens grow in small spaces and are easily moved
Efficient / They use little water—even kitchen runoff works!
Uncomplicated / Almost anyone, anywhere can grow a sack garden
You can raise the money it takes to provide a sack garden for someone like Khadidja. For every $25 you donate, World Concern will provide the materials and training for a sack garden to help a family
receive necessary food and nutrition throughout the driest months of the year.