That change is needed | In empowering communities | In building sustainability
In people | In making a difference
About Organics 4 Orphans
The Organics 4 Orphans is a Canadian non-profit organization which seeks to address extreme poverty by helping African communities move from reliance on food aid to conditions of self-sufficiency – even into surplus. We’re doing this by equipping small-scale farmers with the resources and knowledge to farm organically and productively, and then asking those farmers to help orphans in their communities. By alleviating the strain of food insecurity in poor, rural areas, Organics 4 Orphans creates capacity in those communities to care for orphans, the most vulnerable of the extreme poor.
Four Key Goals
Our approach is multi-faceted; we’re focusing on four key goals: Food Security, Nutritional Education, Disease Prevention, and Income Generation. Our strategies center on rural farming communities, because we believe Africa’s future depends on its ability to transform agriculture.
Agriculture sounds simple enough – people have been farming for millennia after all. But in Africa the constraints to farming are unique. By addressing these constraints, Organics 4 Orphans will help the extremely poor in Africa lift themselves to the next rung of development, creating a brighter future for the themselves and orphans in their communities.
We’re also contributing to a greener environment for orphans to inherit, because organic agriculture projects are central to our strategy. Our program is low-cost, community-based and sustainable.
The advancements in sustainable, organic growing and natural medicine have grown exponentially in the last decade. Food can be grown almost anywhere, and what was considered waste before, is now being recycled. Healing qualities in many different foods can reduce diseases by as much 80%. Combining everything we know of organic growing and natural medicine makes the difference between life and death for everyone from new born babies to the elderly in the poorest countries.