Nutrition : The Chicken Coop

$25 a month = 150 eggs to children living in extreme poverty

Annie Nkomo and her son, Allen, are egg recipients who live in the Trenance Squatter Camp community. Her husband is bed ridden and she is unemployed. Because of this, she cannot afford school fees for Allen and he had to drop out. Annie helps collect eggs for 5 other families in the Trenance community. She has expressed gratefulness for the eggs as it eases the hunger they face and also helps to provide nutrition and hair regrowth for children receiving antiretroviral treatment (medicine for HIV).

Annie Nkomo and her son, Allen, are egg recipients who live in the Trenance Squatter Camp community. Her husband is bed ridden and she is unemployed. Because of this, she cannot afford school fees for Allen and he had to drop out. Annie helps collect eggs for 5 other families in the Trenance community. She has expressed gratefulness for the eggs as it eases the hunger they face and also helps to provide nutrition and hair regrowth for children receiving antiretroviral treatment (medicine for HIV).

For $25 a month, 150 eggs are purchased from the Roots for Zimbabwe Coop! By purchasing eggs through our partner, Fruitful Harvest, you are not only feeding people who are hungry but you are also supporting a sustainable business and funding education costs at Lighthouse Christian Academy, a school that exists to help kids living on the street and in extreme poverty receive quality education and care. 

The children and families we support with nutrition are struggling to have their basic needs met. Shelter is inadequate, there is no access to clean water, and their food source is uncertain. Many are widows or grandparents unable to work to provide for the children.

While we strive towards sustainability in all of our efforts, we believe in crisis, it is important to meet immediate needs. By providing substantial protein, these kids will be allowed to focus on learning at school. We believe that education is crucial in breaking the cycle of poverty in Zimbabwe.

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