The Heart of Our IMPACT

Did you know 4 out of 5 of the world’s poor live in rural areas and depend on farming to feed their families? Hunger and poverty are on the rise in rural communities around the world due to unpredictable weather patterns, flooding, drought, conflict and civil unrest.

Through Growing Projects, farmers, their churches and communities come together to raise money and awareness to reduce world hunger. Their support gives people the tools and training they need to grow their own food and lift themselves out of poverty. Growing Projects contribute close to 70 percent of our funding and have made a lasting difference in over 2 million lives. While many Growing Projects are rooted in agriculture – profits from crops raised are donated – others center around events such as dinners, auctions, bike rides, and 5k races.

“I support Growing Hope because it is so much more fulfilling than putting a check in the mail. I plant and harvest the crops from a 12-acre farm and contribute the proceeds. There are many others in our area who contribute by farming or donating inputs. By working together we make a big impact in the lives of hungry people. This is something we feel a clear call from God to do. Farming is my passion and I love sharing it with other people around the world, even if they are farming with a shovel and a hoe instead of a planter and a tractor. It’s a unique way of helping people help themselves.”
– Jim Elwell, Climax MI Growing Project Leader

 

 

HOW A GROWING PROJECT WORKS

 

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