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President’s Message – Spring 2021

Making progress and giving thanks by FHF President Wendy MacDonald As spring approaches, we reflect on the turbulent and challenging six months since our last newsletter –but we also take comfort in what has been accomplished and feel hope for the future. We are gratefulfor your continued support, and we are working to make the…
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Farmers Helping Farmers Holiday Campaign a success despite pandemic

FHF Holiday Campaign raises almost $100,000 for projects in Kenya By Catherine Williams Farmers Helping Farmers is celebrating another successful Holiday Campaign, raising almost $100,000 for projects in Kenya. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic FHF was able to surpass our fundraising goal for the 2020 Campaign. There were a total of 320 generous donors from all…
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Growing potatoes in Meru county

Garden of OFSP three varieties at Ruiri farm FHF explores ways to develop supply of seed potatoes and better variety of sweet potatoes By Ken Mellish Meru County in Kenya grows a lot of potatoes. With our long Island history of growing potatoes, it was natural that a P.E.I. organization would look at ways to…
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“Broken Crayons” arrives in Kenyan and P.E.I. classrooms

Book inspired by Farmers Helping Farmers is now being shared at twinned schools in Kenya and Canada Farmers Helping Farmers is delighted that "Broken Crayons" by Patsy Dingwell is now available at all of our twinned schools, past and present, in Kenya and Canada. You can read more about Broken Crayons here, including lesson plans…
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Turning cow manure into fuel in Kenya

New biogas units will save time and money By Ken Mellish Farmers Helping Farmers has recently installed fifteen demonstration biogas units at selected members of our Meru County, Kenya dairy clubs.  As you can see in the photos, these are a heavy-duty plastic tube with a gas bag on top, and plumbing, to allow for…
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Better beans for families in Kenya

by Colleen Walton New variety of beans has potential to improve health of families Farmers Helping Farmers is introducing and guiding 350 women farmers to grow a new variety of beans called Nyota. The beans have potential to tackle malnutrition and food insecurity in Meru County, Kenya. This variety was developed Kenya Agricultural and Livestock…
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Project provides safer cookstoves for Kenyan women

Charity happy to have her new cooking stove installed Environmentally-friendly, healthier cooking stoves funded by Global Affairs Canada  By Teresa Mellish The world-wide pandemic in 2020 had a silver lining for our current project in Kenya. Because of COVID-19, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) agreed to fund an amendment to our project entitled: More Food, Better Food: Empowering Kenyan Women…
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Safe and Inclusive Schools project continues

Funding from 2020 Holiday Campaign will bring latrine improvements as part of Safe and Inclusive Schools Project While COVID-19 has made it impossible for Canadian partners to travel to be part of the Safe and Inclusive Schools project in person, the work is continuing. Funds are available, thanks to the FHF Holiday Campaign, and two…
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Celebrating the launch of Broken Crayons by Patsy Dingwell

Patsy and her granddaughter at the launch of Broken Crayons. Farmers Helping Farmers was delighted to be part of the launch of a new children's book by long-time member Patsy Dingwell, inspired by the experience of UPEI student teacher Ellen Gillis while teaching in Kenya. We were thrilled to share the celebration live on Facebook…
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