Oluwa Food Empowerment Project calls for promotion of veganism for ethical and health reasons and I want to make sure that the communities I work with are fully informed about this compassionate choice. The project goal is to help people understand how their food choices can change the world – for the good.
In the community that I come from beef, pork, honey, chicken and eggs suffer so much, turning them into vegans avoids these because the products suffer the same kind of exploitation and cruelty that animals farmed for food suffer and have similarly negative consequences for the environment.
Switching to a healthy vegan diet is not simply a matter of removing animal foods while keeping the same diet they always have. Instead, they will need to reinvent their diet, such that they are able to eat a wide array of fruits, vegetables, and plant-based products. I know this is not easy for everyone, especially for those living in areas characterized by limited access to these foods. Reason I intend to introduce farming of these foods and build on already existing works on vegetables - horticulture.
vegan diet is healthy and appropriate for all kinds of people of various ages. In fact, “It is the position of the most dietetic professionals that appropriately advise on vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
We work with families affected with chronic diseases and I have proved that vegetables boost the health of these persons especially the immune system.
The project will therefore introduce vegetable farming and promote veganism to 20 households with chronic diseases and these will be our turning point into veganism.
How the funds will be used
- Translation and Printing of flyers with veganism educative information
- Purchase of seed (cabbages, collards, Carrots, Nakati (Salanum aethiopicum), Amaranthus dubius (dodo), Gynandropsis gynandra (African spiderflower), African eggplant, Vigna unguiculata (cowpea for the leaves), Spinach, onions, tomatoes and coriander)
- Facilitating home to home knowledge sharing in accordance with ministry of health guidance on COVI-19
- Digging and construction of deep hand dug well as irrigation water source for the continuity of the vegetable though the year
- 2 Water reservoir 1000ltrs
- We have already acquired solar irrigation system