DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — Samaritan’s Purse is providing tools, seeds, and agricultural training to farmers living with disabilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Nicole Solvig, Samaritan’s Purse:
We’re heading to one of our farmer’s fields to see the progress of their work. This is a group of farmers who are all living with some sort of physical disability and they’ve been able to come together as a group, learn new techniques and our staff say that this is the best field and farm out of all the other farmers’ fields.
This integrated food security and nutrition project identifies vulnerable and marginalized families like people living with disabilities, families with malnourished children, and widows who may have access to farming land but not the tools, the seeds, or knowledge they need to improve and diversify their food production.
The harvest from these vegetables will provide them with enough food to feed their families, as well as give them an additional source of income. It’s been incredible to see the impact that this program is having. We have witnessed how just providing training and mentorship, as well as seeds and tools can really make a difference and transform lives.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
CONTACT: Melissa Nystrom, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sources: Global News Alliance, Transforming Lives Through Farming in DRC