Forever Food projects support school children’s nutrition by providing sustainable food solutions in rural Arusha, Tanzania
Why Forever Food projects exist
It’s so important that we all eat a balanced diet. Unfortunately malnutrition is a massive problem in the rural villages that we work in. We wanted to ensure the school children we help, get all of the nutrients they needed to help them grow into healthy adults. Lack of food can inhibit a child’s education and is also a barrier to attending school. If a child’s belly is rumbling in class, they are less likely to be able to concentrate and therefore unable to learn.
Forever Food started with a generous donation from The Thacker’s Family. This meant we were able to buy a hen for each child at the Homes For Hope project. This means the children will now be able to eat eggs each week to gain much needed protein to help them grow. The children were so happy with their new hens, they helped to bring them into their new home and were smiling and laughing so much. They enjoy looking after them and also enjoy eating their eggs, especially because they’d never had a boiled egg before!
Impact of Forever Food project
3,000 eggs produced each year to provide a source of protein and good fats for school children
Provide opportunities for children to learn about poultry agriculture and food ecosystems
Would you like to get involved in supporting our Forever Food project?
Looking after the hens does take some time and can include costs such as medication if they get sick. If you’d like to help support these costs then please donate here.