I'm a private farmer, based in South Africa, north west province. I started a feeding program for my local communities and I concentrate on school kids, I grow chicken and we feed children at the local school daily, since we started the program we have an attendance of almost percent, kids hate holidays because there's no food at home, even weekends,they usually cry because the next decent meal may only be on a Monday.
The area is plagued by AIDS and Tubercolosis, and kids are frail and sickly.
We want to now expand our program to teaching agriculture,to kids and parents,and expand our chicken production,as we are using very primitive growing methods. The high price of farming equipment has made this only a dream, but I'm sure that can be achieved with help from people like yourself reading this. I have had to get a day job to fund my projects, but still cannot cope, I'm prepared to even invite people over to see my plans for the future and what we presently doing.
The recent drought has also added to our challenges, and if we can grow a few crops in future this will help a lot more for the required and balanced nutrition required by these children.