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#GivingTuesday: 28 November 2017

After the frenzy of Black Friday sales, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back.

You can make a difference by making a donation to help grow a better tomorrow for rural Africa. 

This #GivingTuesday, Farm Africa is aiming to raise £8,000 in just one day: enough to give 50 groups of young farmers the high-quality seeds and agricultural training they need to change their lives not just this harvest but every harvest.

If you live in the UK, the government will match your donation with UK aid, making your gift go twice as far.

Isaac and his wife Peninah are young farmers who used to scrape by working on other people’s farms. It was almost impossible for them to earn enough even to feed their family.

Peninah only had meagre supplies of kale and maize to feed their two toddlers. The children often went hungry. And it was hard to find money to get medical help. 

Life changed after Isaac and Peninah joined a youth group where they heard about Farm Africa’s Growing Futures project.  They were given high-quality seeds and training that enabled them to set up their own business growing and selling vegetables that are in high demand.

Most importantly, Farm Africa helped them work with other young farmers so they can sell their crops in bulk for higher prices.

As a result, the young parents’ monthly income has tripled and they now earn enough to afford food and clothing for their children.

Isaac told us “without Farm Africa, it would have been hard. I didn’t even know that there was something called French beans!”

There are many more Kenyan farming families who need help. 

Forty-five percent of people in Kenya live below the poverty line. Farm Africa gives young farmers like Isaac and Peninah the technical know-how, tools and seeds they need to make a profit not just this harvest, but every harvest.

£24 could provide three young farmers with high-quality seeds and agricultural training.

And if you live in the UK, the government will match your donation with UK aid, making your gift go twice as far.