Growing Healthy in Ghana
As smallholder farmers, Patricia and her husband have flocks of fowl and goats. They have plenty of food to feed their seven children in the Adabinsa community in Ghana, but few vegetables to establish a balanced diet. “In my family, good is good, once the stomach is full. This was my understanding of food.”
Patricia then met Vida, a local Early Childhood Development (ECD) Promoter with Episcopal Relief & Development, who brought Seeds, Tools and Training to the community. Patricia immediately began growing her own vegetables. Within just two and a half months, her garden was lush with carrots, lettuce, cabbage, cucumber and tomatoes. Patricia can now prepare well-balanced meals for her and her family — and make extra income by selling some of the crops from her kitchen garden. “My family is so excited and ever grateful,” says Patricia.