Anglican 2023 Grow Hope Project
This is a joint initiative between the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, in which crops are grown in order to create revenue to alleviate hunger worldwide.
We are happy to announce that Fred Wiebe is once again providing land to grow a crop this year with proceeds going to a “Vegetable and Reforestation Project” in Tanzania.
The Refugee project is in Nyarugusu refugee camp which has 150,000 refugees. It is in the western province of Kigoma, Tanzania, about 150 km east of Lake Tanganyika.
CWS has been given land by the camp management to establish vegetable production training centres and it is here the farmers are able to plant vegetables. These centres are near water sources, and they are able to do drip irrigation during the dry season for both the trees and vegetables. The project beneficiaries sell the surplus vegetables as they plant more than what they need at household level.
Anglican 2022 Grow Hope Project
Once again we are taking part in the Anglican Grow Hope Initiative. This is an opportunity to focus attention and build relations with other parishes in the Diocese and to remind ourselves of the debt of gratitude we owe to our farms.
This year we have a new partner farmer, Fred Wiebe and his family farm near Springstein, Man. He will be growing 15 acres of Wheat to support the Grow Hope program. We are asking for donations to support the input costs of $300 per acre – Fred and his family do all the work, sell the soybeans and donate the proceeds to PWRDF through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). Donations also grow through Government matching funds. $300 can become $1,200.
PWRDF will use the funds to support a project in Kenya, helping to provide lifesaving food assistance for 3,000 households (15,000 people) in drought devastated areas. Donations can be made to St. Thomas with Anglican Grow Hope in the memo line.
2022 – Update
Approximately donations totalling $17,000 was sent to the PWRDF account in Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Matching funds from the Government bring this to well over $30,000.