Children of All Nations is embarking on a project approved and supported by the Burundian government to help 4 orphanages in Burundi buy goats and set up a vegetable garden. Burundi ranks as the world’s 3rd poorest country in GDP per capita. As you can imagine, the level of poverty and starvation is very high. The goal of this project is to improve the health and nutrition of the children, as well as provide a sustainable source of income for the orphanage to support the children in the future. Why? Because…
- The vast majority of hungry people (98 percent) live in developing countries, where almost 15% of the population is undernourished.
- Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
- One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight
- 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
- (Source: World Food Programme. For more info visit http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats)
Children of All Nations would like to help 4 Burundi orphanages purchase goats and set up a small garden with the to improve the health and nutrition of the children, and provide a sustainable source of income for the orphanage in the future. Funds will go toward the construction of the garden, the seeds and small vegetables to be planted, and a minimum of 4 goats for each orphanage.
OBJECTIVE: To build a garden and buy goats for 4 orphanages in Burundi, improving the nutrition of over 300 orphans and increasing sustainable income for each orphanage.
GOAL AMOUNT: $5000
GOALS of the PROJECT
Children are in need of vegetables and protein to supplement their diet. While the orphanage can afford to feed the children rice, cassava or fufu, these alone do not contain adequate nutrition for a growing child. A garden will provide a more balanced vegetable diet for the children and protect them from malnourishment. The goats will provide milk which is a great source of protein to the children’s diet. Eventually once the goats reproduce, they can be used as meat to increase the children’s protein intake. Simultaneously, the effort will cut down on food costs for orphanages allowing them to use more funds toward education and medical care.
As the garden grows larger and the goats reproduce, there will be enough vegetables and milk produced to sell in the community and earn sustainable income for the orphanage. This additional income will help orphanages to provide better care for the children.
Interested in helping us support the orphanages in Burundi and their surrounding community? Consider a one-time donation of $10 or $20 or $50 to contribute to a sustainable project that will serve these children and their communities for years to come. Every contribution is meaningful, and we appreciate your support.