“Steep rises in international food and fuel prices since the Russian invasion of Ukraine have left millions more Africans facing hunger and food insecurity this year, the UN, local politicians, and charities have warned.” [Source: ft.com]
Recent news reports express growing concern over food shortages in African countries. With the availability of food already affected by widespread poverty, the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, and other challenges, the ongoing war in Ukraine is causing rapid and widespread rises in food prices. As a result, poverty is growing across the African continent and increasing numbers of families are skipping meals. If nothing changes a famine of unprecedented proportions could result.
But as our Foundation’s work in Africa shows, this approaching humanitarian catastrophe can be prevented. In 2014/15, under the banner of our international Movement of Life campaign, we launched a project to bring the message of natural health to some of the people who are in the greatest need of it: school children in poor areas of Uganda in Africa. Our goal was to teach these children about the health-promoting properties of the fruits and vegetables they could grow in their own gardens, both at school and at home.
Instead of expecting their futures to depend upon aid money from the large global institutions and international aid charities, we wanted to show the children how to help themselves through learning about Cellular Medicine – the scientific discovery that deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients are the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases.
Our experience in Uganda has since proven that, if given access to information about nutrition and Cellular Medicine, children will use it to improve the health and lives of themselves and their families. But economically also, our project has huge potential. In some schools and communities, so successful have they been in growing fruits and vegetables, they now make an income through selling the surplus food they produce. This model could easily be replicated throughout the African continent and in developing countries worldwide.
To learn more about our groundbreaking work in Uganda and other African countries, visit the Movement of Life website.