The right to food is one of the most basic human rights; unfortunately, the people affected by leprosy, especially the children, go hungry every day. It does not have to be this way!!!.
People suffering from leprosy face thousands of indignities daily. They are ostracized from their communities, abandoned by the government and their loved ones. They do not have access to adequate food or healthcare and are therefore faced with poor health outcomes. They depend on donations from charity to cover basic needs and for food. While the children of people affected by leprosy often do not contract the disease, they are stigmatized and also ostracized from society alongside their parents, and are therfore stucked in leprosy centers.
Food security is a priority now more than ever, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for the poorest communities, especially those with the people affected by leprosy. It is important that we ensure their food availability is secured and self-sustained.
Hope’s Door Foundation’s mission is to achieve sustainability through “A Farming Project” to fight food insecurity and hunger, implement programs to educate on gardening methods, preservation methods, inspire them to become self-resilience, self-sufficient and able to contribute to the wellbeing, growth and development of their community. This project will harness their skills and enable them to grow their own food, recover from dependency and alleviate poverty.
We are asking for your help to raise $35,000 to create a sustainable: “Farming Project” for Cassava and vegetables for the center in Ekpene Obom, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Funds raised will go towards securing the land, preparing and clearing the land, buying varieties of cassava, vegetable seeds, pre-emergence herbicides, fertilizers, Insecticides, agricultural lime, gardening tools, building storage and processing rooms, fencing and paying for labor. Cassava can be processed into several products such as garri, starch, flour, chips, ethanol and glucose syrup, and bread which are all in high demand locally and have significant export possibilities. It also forms the major part of our daily staple in Nigeria.
For the past eight years, we have worked closely with the leprosy communities in Ekpene Obom, Akwa Ibom State and Molai, Borno State, Nigeria; donating medical equipment and supplies, maintaining the shoe factory, providing yearly school supplies, renovating and overhauling their dormitory, providing sanitary materials, reading glasses and instituting a Christmas program to help break stigmatization for the children. All thanks to you our donors, who have made all of these possible.
Unfortunately, this year, we won’t be able to take the children out at Christmas or throw a big party, but we will be sending food with gifts for the children to keep the tradition alive. We have started this GoFundme so that you can contribute to help in all these endeavors.
We need your support!
With your support, we will eliminate food insecurity, keep them self-sufficient, enable their participation in income generating programs, engagement in production and marketing of their finished products, and empower them with the buying power to further integrate them into the global community. Your support will be filling people’s lives with dignity, independence and well-being.
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