Chaplain is part of the training team in the refugee settlement. With his help, refugee families are successfully growing the food they need.
In December 2016, Chaplain and Mary decided it was no longer safe to stay in South Sudan. They took their seven children and two grandchildren and fled to northern Uganda.
Since then, family has been living in the Palorinya Refugee Settlement. Feeding a family of ten isn’t easy on the small rations they receive each month. Farming is impossible when you only have a 30 x 30-metre plot of land, on which you must build your house and latrine. Chaplain bought some seeds in the market, but without tools, planting a garden was a challenge.
Back home in South Sudan, the family lived in Kajo Keji. Chaplain knew Cal Bombay and his partnership with local farmers through the Savannah Farmers Cooperative. When he heard that Cal Bombay Ministries was now at work in Palorinya, he was thrilled.
“I joined Gardens of Hope project because they give free training which helps to improve our diet…. We learnt how to make a nursery bed, sack mound gardens, which are easy to water especially during the dry season, and how to transplant.”
Along with the training, Chaplain received a hoe, seeds, and a watering can. Chaplain now has the tools he needs to grow the food his family needs.
When you support the Gardens of Hope project, you are making it possible for fathers like Chaplain to provide for their families. And for many refugees who come from Kajo Keji, encountering Cal Bombay Ministries in their new homes is like meeting an old friend from back home.