Turn peas into profit this Harvest
As we approach the season of Harvest, most of us in the UK are not in the fields gathering or gleaning, but with our families and friends, giving thanks for God’s plentiful gifts. And as we celebrate and praise God for providing all we need to eat, we also stand with our sisters and brothers around the world whose harvests are uncertain. Frank, a farmer from Malawi, found because of climate change his traditional crop maize failed easily when the rains didn’t come, bringing hardship and malnutrition to his family. It is very pathetic, as a father, to feel helpless, and feel you cannot provide food for your children.
Christian Aid’s partner, the Evangelical Association of Malawi, has been helping Frank and his family to grow a special variety of pigeon peas, a remarkable protein-rich crop and ideal for southern Malawi’s dry soil. They are also bringing farmers together into Farmers’ Clubs, to learn vital business skills and plan their planting to ensure a good balance of crops and generate a profit.
Your church’s support will bring hope and a more abundant life to people like Frank and his family.
To plan a harvest collection, order harvest envelopes, posters, prayer cards and sermon notes.