Seeding Mercy is a non-profit social enterprise that supplies farm inputs, financing and technical training to smallholding farmers in South Sudan so they can effectively solve hunger crisis as they build their way out of poverty and increase income for their families.
South Sudan is facing a massive humanitarian crisis – 2.9 million people are internally displaced with 15,000 people a day losing their access to food. Seeding Mercy is a US based 501(c) (3) organization which is alleviating famine in South Sudan through a self-sufficiency food production model. Over 2,000 families have been taught to grow and tend to their own food using improved seeds and farming techniques that we have designed for successful growing in South Sudan’s climate. We have also trained youth and women entrepreneurs who have started income generating ventures.
To give food aid to 2,000 families for 6 months, would cost around $200,000-$300,000. Acquiring seeds, farm design, farming tools and interim provisions until the farm is yielding sufficient food, would cost ONLY $15,000. This is a one-time investment that will result in long term food security for a local displaced population of 2,000 families, versus handouts that need to continue indefinitely. Seeding Mercy's goal is to provide sustainable services. Any little contribute would go a long way to helping these vulnerable women and children.