Help Ugandans Fight Famine: The Potato Vine Project


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Give Ugandan families a sustainable solution to help fight hunger!

Uganda is in the midst of a food crisis. Families are facing food shortages due to widespread drought. Prior to this recent food crisis, malnutrition was rampant in Uganda. 1 out of 3 children are faced with stunted growth due to undernourishment, and it is estimated that over half of the adults in Uganda were stunted as children. Each year, the country spends an average $254 million treating illnesses related to malnutrition, such as diarrhea, anemia and respirator infections. partners with Reach Out Nkokonjeru Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (RONHAI) to combat hunger by encouraging local children to act as agents of change. Students are taught to plant and harvest orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) vines. OFSPs are rich in Vitamin A, C and B12. Once they are trained in plant care, children bring OFSP vines home to be cultivated by the whole family. After they take root and flourish, the vines are divided and distributed to other schools. The vine program is cost effective and easy to replicate - two important ingredients needed to maintain sustainability.

You can help. Just $5 covers the cost for one bag of orange-fleshed sweet potato vines. You can end famine in Uganda. 

The mission of Reach out Nkokonjeru HIV/AIDS Initiative (RONHAI) is to promote sustainable community livelihoods through: income and food security, environmental conservation, good health, and vulnerable family support.
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