This past year we’ve dealt with numerous watering problems in our backyard. For the majority of the year the small patch of grass we have has been dead or nearly dead due to broken sprinkler heads or leaking pipes. The reality is I’m spoiled. I could easily go to Walmart, buy a $10 sprinkler, hook it up to my hose and, tah dah, problem solved.
In Kenya, that is not an option for the 80% of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa who are rural farmers. 12-15 million farmers struggle to water their crops with a bucket or rely on the rain which may or may not come. The children in those households account for 75% of the hungry children in Africa. Most of those farmers, IF they are lucky, eek out enough food to feed their family, barely.
The Adventure Project (TAP) seeks to change all that with the Farmer’s Collective and portable irrigation pumps which can increase a harvest by 1000%. That means the farmer can feed his (or her) family, plus an average of 77 people in their community. That’s AMAZING to me! And really, it’s about more than just food. It’s about dignity, it’s about community – read Hannah’s story here.
Each $400 TAP raises, sponsors one pump. I set a goal early this month of raising enough to fund one pump. Thanks to a matching fund and a generous friend, that goal was reached quickly. So now I want to help fund another one!
I am also selling these beautiful handmade ceramic necklaces by artist Rebekah Blocher. Each one is handmade and painted with a scripture reference etched in the back. They make great Christmas presents for moms, friends, sisters, teachers, etc. Each one costs $24 and right now I will ship them to you for free. Thanks to Rebekah’s generosity, purchasing one of these necklaces means 100% of the money goes to the farming project.
- Comment on the post with your name and what necklace you want.
- Go here, and donate $24 per necklace.
- Email me with your mailing address.
I only have one of each necklace so if you want one, act quick. I will try to remove pictures as they sell to avoid confusion.