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 across North America. All of the donations to the Holiday Campaign are incredibly meaningful and will make a difference in the lives of Kenyan families and communities. 

Donations towards water tanks, which allow Kenyan families to collect water during the rainy season to be used during the months of drought, remained the most popular item. Approximately $30,000 was donated for water tanks. The tanks will bear the names of the individuals or groups who made the donations.

Cook stoves, vegetables seeds for gardens and dairy cows were also popular items with donors.

In addition, significant donations were made for establishing school gardens ($3,000) and funds to make schools disability-friendly ($3,100). 

It is exciting that some donations to the 2020 Holiday Campaign will also be multiplied by 5 with support from Global Affairs Canada to improve food security for Kenyan women farmers as part of the More Food, Better Food project. That means that every dollar that was contributed to eligible items in the Holiday Campaign will be multiplied fivefold.

They include: vegetable grow bags, airtight bags to store family’s maize and beans, seeds for a garden, solar lights for children to study at night, fuel saving stoves with chimney to cook family’s food, rainwater storage tank for a family’s clean water, establishing and supporting a vegetable garden for a school, or any general donation. 

100% of funds donated to the Holiday Campaign go directly back to Kenya. Items are being purchased and distributed in Kenya as you read this post. 

Farmers Helping Farmers wants to thank everyone who donated to the Holiday Campaign. The funds donated will make a lasting impact on the lives of Kenyan families.

Asante to all!

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