Agriculture is a vital source of food and
income for millions of African families.
75 years, ChildFund has worked in some of the world's poorest countries to fight
child poverty and bring hope to children in need and their families. We are not
alone in this cause,and, recently, the World Bank announced that it will invest
approximately $4.5 billion in Africa, with the goal of eradicating poverty there
Many of the funds that the World
Bank is investing will improve land administration and provide greater support
to small farms. Although agriculture is a leading driver of economic growth in
many African nations, significant amounts of land are currently not being used.
This, in turn, has resulted in missed opportunities for families who could
potentially grow their own food and derive a source of income from the sale of
In a recent interview, Frank Byamugisha, a land
specialist with the World Bank, said that reform of land administration policies
in countries such as Rwanda and Ethiopia has
been instrumental in reducing extreme poverty during the past 10 years. At
present, less than 10 percent of agricultural land in Africa is documented,
indicating that significant investment in administration could benefit millions
Bringing Hope to Africa
Supporting families through
our child sponsorship program and monthly giving initiatives are excellent ways
to help children in need. In addition, our Gifts of Love & Hope catalog
helps target specific needs, with a focus on empowering families with the tools
they need to break the cycle of generational poverty.
A gift of just $74
can provide a family living in Africa with vegetable seeds, allowing
children and parents to grow their own healthy, nutritious produce. In
addition, they can sell surplus produce to supplement their income. Similarly, a
gift of $99 will provide
a goat to an African family, which can offer milk, a vital source of
nutrients to growing children.
Working together, we can bring hope to
families in Africa. Please consider purchasing a gift from our Gifts of Love
& Hope catalog today. Your support and generosity will make a difference
that will last a lifetime.