We started the 3 Esthers Farm in 2015 with 10 acres of bare land. We are doing our best to respond to God's call to help feed the hungry kids in Zambia by supporting children at the Needs Care School in Lusaka and beyond.
Food insecurity is a daily struggle in Ngombe. The children who attend school often receive a noon meal, but far too many are forced to drop out of school due to lack of funds, or to care for younger family members, or for other issues that contribute to the complicated circumstances of poverty. Of those children who attend school, many will come to school hungry and go home to sleep without any other food to eat until noon the following school day. An extra meal, especially with fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the farm, would mean so much to them.
Our 2022 farm plan includes having 40 local team members in Zambia mobilized to serve food to nearly 6,000 hungry kids and families daily. We do this through our three core programs.