Education, Health, Job Training
We have received word from Sister Florence that work has begun on building the vertical gardens! “Greetings from Benin City, Nigeria. I went today to check on the welder working on the equipment for the garden,” writes Sister Florence. “He is doing well with the construction, but I made some corrections which led to his dismantling what he already welded together in order to effect the corrections. What he is making is the first one that will guide his workers so that they can begin to produce the equipment for our use.
In addition to building the containers, Sister Florence has been meeting with the youth who will be involved in the project. “This form of gardening and planting is completely novel to them and indeed to us all. They were able to browse it on their smartphones and it started making some sense to them gradually. I told them that they too should explore more avenues to make it popular and do more planting using this system. In the end, they were excited with the project.”
Below are some of the latest pictures from the project. Read below the pictures for more details on how this program will be changing the lives of people living in Nigeria.
There is a food shortage in Nigeria because Fulani herdsmen continue to maraud through the countryside slaying farmers, raping women/girls, and kidnapping people. Those kidnapped pay huge sums as ransom. Nigerians flee the countryside and pour into cities where they are less vulnerable. Many left the country of Nigeria completely.
The Sisters’ Response
Sisters care for the youth and women in the large Nigerian cities during these dangerous times. The youth who fled their farms yearn to return to help feed their nation. Because it remains unsafe to do so, the Sisters are offering their own property to introduce vertical farming.
This is a new concept to these young farmers. The first gardens will be along the Sisters’ outer walls where there is plenty of sun. The youth will be learning and assisting in this new way of farming of raising food for the Nigerian people. Vertical farming will be a game-changer for all of Nigeria!
Funds Needed: $15,000
How funds will be used:
$5000 will be used to build the vertical garden frames and equip each with soil, seeds and fertilizer.
The youth will be learning and assisting in this new way of farming of raising food for the Nigerian people. Vertical farming will be a game-changer for all of Nigeria!
22. Help Nigerian Youth Feed Their Country through Vertical Gardens