Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New REGNUH collection will benefit small-holder farm families.

A new "REGNUH: Turning Hunger Around" collection has been announced by the Church of the Brethren's Global Food Crisis Fund, "for donors who wish to focus their response on tangible aspects of development."

The collection features five items that help the world's small-holder farm families achieve healthy and productive lives:
  • $15 purchases a jerry can (water jug) to carry and store water in Myanmar.

  • $25 buys two dozen cashew saplings to replenish orchards in Honduras.

  • $40 provides one bag of high quality seed to rice farmers in North Korea.

  • $100 supports a microcredit loan for a small business in the Dominican Republic.

  • $500 helps construct a deep and safe village well in water-stressed Niger.
The designated gifts will be combined with the contributions of others to reach as many small farm families as possible, GFCF manager Howard Royer reported in a recent newsletter.

Descriptive information on each of the five projects is available. REGNUH notecards may be obtained to inform recipients of alternative gifts given in their name at holidays or on special occasions. Contact Global Food Crisis Fund, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120; or 800-323-8039 ext. 264.

Source: 11/18/2009 Newsline

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