Mubire is a husband and father to three children from Rwanda, where he received training to improve his farming practices. The course he attended is designed to help farmers grow more food to feed their families and to sell at market. Prior to receiving this assistance, life for Mubire and his family was very challenging.
“I couldn’t find anything to do to help my children survive ... the children were always sick because they had nothing to eat,” he said.
One day, he had visitors from the local Nazarene church stop by for a home visit. He shared his concerns for his family and they invited Mubire to join the food security project course.
“They comforted me, showed me love, and put my name on a list to start training,” he said.
Mubire learned new ways to use fertilizer and shadowed other people who were successfully farming. As a result of these new skills, his children's nutrition has improved and he sells the extra harvest to pay for additional needs. He also has added some animals to their small farm.
“[These skills] helped me start solving problems I had at home," Mubire says. "I have chickens and a goat, I can pay my children’s school fees without a problem, and I started saving. I appreciate this project because it has helped transform my life for the better."
When you give, you tell people facing food insecurity that they are seen and loved by God.