Help Farmers Escape Poverty for Good

Help families in Ethiopia overcome hunger in the midst of COVID-19

For years Eshe* and Jembere tried their hardest to feed their growing children with the meagre crops they could grow on their 1-acre land. But no matter hard they tried it was impossible. Every year, during the “lean season,” Jembere traveled hundreds of kilometers away to find work in the city and find anyone who would hire him for just a few dollars. His bosses often took advantage of him while his wife and children were left alone in the village. 

But thankfully, that wasn’t the end of their story.

Thanks to donors like you, today Jembere and his wife enjoy an abundance of crops. There’s more than enough to go around… and he doesn’t have to travel away from his family. 

“My crops are much more drought resistant and yields went up… even in a drought year I got a harvest, unlike before.” 
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Jembere shows off the huge taro he was able to grow using conservation agriculture in front of his home and children.

Over 8.5 millions Ethiopians suffer from Extreme Food Insecurity.

And unfortunately, it’s going to get worse.

Ethiopia is facing its second severe drought in two years along with a locust plague of Biblical proportions. Within the backdrop of COVID-19, your help is needed now more than ever. 

We can’t kill the locusts or make it rain, but together we can help farmers grow 3X-4X more food. 

Over the last 3 years, over 10,000 Ethiopians like Eshe and Jemebere’s had the opportunity to learn about conservation agriculture. At the centre of the training is the local church, which not only teaches families how to grow more food, but of their worth, potential and the love God has for them. 

With your help, we want to train over 2,000 families so they can be freed from poverty using their own God-given skills and potential.

Families Trained since 2017
Families remain
Crop yield increase after training

On Amaze Day, June 23rd, your donation will be leveraged 6X

Thanks to our membership at Canadian Foodgrains Bank and a generous church partner, for every dollar you donate, six dollars will go to Ethiopia to help farmers in need. 

Help our church partners teach 2,000 more farmers this year how to grow 3-4x more food though simple agricultural techniques like crop rotation, soil management, and mulching. 

We can’t do this without your help. Over the last few months, we have sent a lot of our reserve funding to help our partners deal with the unexpected challenges of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean people don’t need to eat. 

Consider the impact your donation will have:

  • $56 (X6) → provides training to help 1 family triple their crop yield
  • $170 (X6) → provides training to help 3 families triple their crops yield
  • $338 (X6) → provides training to help one family 6 families triple their crops yield
  • $680 (X6) → provides training to help 2 families 12 families triple their crop yield