GRACELAND AFRICA MISSION

REPORTS FROM THE GROUND

ONE FOR ONE - COMMUNITY FARMING PROJECT

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I met with Denis* one year after he and 22 other parents had participated in an organic farming and nutrition course organized by GAM. Denis held my hand and said, "knowledge is power, you don't know how much this has helped us."  

The group learned how to improve their farming practices as well as medicinal plants that they could grow in their gardens.  One year later they were much healthier. People reported that incidence of malaria and other diseases had decreased substantially.  They were healthier from drinking teas made of moringa and artemisia.   

Organic farming and nutrition classes have had a tremendous impact.

*All names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

 


ONE FOR ONE - SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

“My name is Lewis*, I’m in class 4. I’m happy because of the sponsorship. It has helped me study at school, before without thinking I will be sent home for anything. The teachers are good, my parents now are also happy. Before, they used to quarrel when I’m sent home for school fees. I also have a goat which gave birth to one kid, I always take good care. I received shoes, school uniform and socks. I’m very happy and thank you for helping me”.

*All names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

My name is Carol* (class 5), since I got sponsored my life has changed so much. Before I was sponsored, my life was coming to an end.  I used to cry so much because no one loved me. My father and mother abandoned us. Up to today I don’t know where my father and mother are, we are like orphans.  But I thank God for  the Director of Fruitvine ... He told me someone is going to sponsor my eduction. That day my life changed completely, I was full of joy, then I knew God loves me very much. Am working hard in school because I want to go to university.

*All names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

 


ONE FOR ONE - EDUCATION FUND

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Our  high school education fund is growing stronger every day.   They are the cows pictured in the above photo!  Soon they will be able to conceive and the calves will be sold for a handsome profit we will use to help the families in our One for One program finance their children's secondary school education. Its thinking out of the box.  Its empowering families and helping them to help themselves.