Empowering Food Champions

on Friday, 28 July 2017. Posted in Food Champions - South Sudan

Fulcrum Aid has responded urgently to support food security in South Sudan.

Empowering Food Champions

Approval for the Food Champions project was given by the Fulcrum Aid Directors less than 2 months ago to support food security in South Sudan during the current famine. Seeking $500 to purchase tractor fuel for planting crops, within three weeks $1100 had been raised. $500 was transferred immediately and within two days the project manager Luka Thel reported seeding had recommenced. Just last week the remaining $600 has been transferred and will be used to weed the established crops.

Luka reports that the rains have been good and the earlier crops are looking healthy. He is optimistic of a good harvest in a few months time.

Quoting Nelson Mandela, Luka says “Poverty, hunger and famine are not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the action of human beings.” 

The Food Champions project is the initiative of New Wider Hope for Agriculture Development Agency (NWHADA) and aims to provide food security for 500 families. As civil conflict, political instability, famine and economic collapse devastate the South Sudanese population, millions have been forced to migrate to neighbouring countries.

In the face of such despair, the Fulcrum Aid community is pleased to know our support can assist to provide the basic needs for the more vulnerable members of the community.

To everyone who has supported this project, thank you for your compassion and generosity! All donations are greatly valued and important in achieving results for a change in developing countries.

Preparing land for cropping in Aweil, South Sudan
Luka Thel, NWHADA Project Manager

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