eNEWS - May 2013
See how you help plant seeds of hope in the DRC!
It's the second largest country in Africa. It's the eleventh largest country in the world. It is home to 67 million people. And it's a country with immense resources.
But unfortunately, this country also has a history and present that is checkered with constant internal conflict.
This country is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With an average family size of six to eight people, this constant conflict has left many families in eastern DRC unsure of where there next meal will come from.
Feza Christine, a 32-year-old mother of six, is one of many people in the small village of Kitchanga that was barely getting by.
"Before Food for the Hungry came here, we just survived with what we could find," she said.
But because of the intervention and help from friends like you, FH began a seed multiplication project that planted hope in the hearts and homes of the Kitchanga community.
Through this seed project, FH secured a 25-acre facility that improves the quality of seeds in the community. The most vulnerable members of the community were offered an opportunity through a Food for Work program to work on the land for a monthly food ration.But they got more than just food. Community members are also trained in improved farming practices and eventually benefit from the high quality seeds produced at the center.
Since being a part of the program, Feza's confidence has rekindled.
"I was always worried about what my children would eat," she said. "Since I began working here, I am sure of food for my family and hunger has reduced."
Although the victory may seem small in a country as large as the DRC, this beneficial work will continue. As we approach World Environment Day on June 7, we want to thank you for your ongoing support in planting seeds of change and improving the lives of many.