Feeding Hope

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It is with hope, that seeds are planted. Science and experience tell us that the seed will grow, but as each seed lands in the soil, the hope of a plentiful harvest is also sown.

For farmers in Zimbabwe, a good crop means they can feed their families, have surplus to sell for income and therefore pay for education, healthcare and other costs. Yet as the changing climate makes weather unpredictable, some tried and trusted methods of growing crops have begun failing small-scale farmers.

The Salvation Army is providing training in simple and sustainable farming techniques.

As crop yields increase and confidence grows, families from one generation to another can thrive and whole communities can know that the future they hope for is secure.

Read the stories of some of the farmers The Salvation Army has worked alongside to see the impact that renewed hope has had on their lives.

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Meet Janet

Janet Mazura is a hard-working mother of four who has struggled with her farm. The farming techniques she learnt from her mum, who ran the farm before her, were not suitable for the changing climate. Unable to pay the school fees for her children and provide nutritious food, she often goes without so that her children are as well fed as they can be. This changes when she joins a training programme for farmers at her local corps. Read more of Janet's story, and others, in the 'Stories' resource below.

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Get involved

Use the Feeding Hope resources to engage your corps and community members of all ages.

If you would like to order hard copies of the Feeding Hope Poster, or Flyer, email The Salvation Army International Development UK at id@salvationarmy.org.uk or call 020 7367 4777.

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Acknowledgements

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has contributed their time and skills to support the creation of Feeding Hope. With special thanks to Aimée Margott, Ben Cotterill, Benjamin Gilbert, Collette Poore, David Betteridge, Liz Hall, Moragh Rowlanes, Rachel Gotobed, Violet Ruria, The Salvation Army Video Production Unit and Fruitmedia.

We are also thankful to the many Family Ministries groups and Salvation Army corps members in the UK who have and continue to financially support The Salvation Army's international projects through the Helping-Hand Appeal.

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