Photo: Malex Alebikiya, Secretary General of ACDEP (right)
with Gordon Ekekpi, Project Manager for CHF’s FARMER project
in Ghana (left).
CHF for a thought-provoking evening with Mr. Malex Alebikiya, one
of Ghana’s leading experts on food security and sustainable
All CHF e-bulletin subscribers and donors are
invited to the presentation
February 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at CHF Headquarters, 323 Chapel
Notoriously outspoken and entertaining,
Mr. Malex Alebikiya will speak first-hand about the challenge of
alleviating poverty in northern Ghana and how CHF’s work
is helping to make a difference.
As Secretary General of CHF’s local partner,
the Association of Church Development Projects (ACDEP), Mr. Alebikiya
is working with CHF’s project that
introduces alternative sources of income to Ghanaian farmers living
in the drought-prone regions of northern Ghana.
While in Ottawa, Mr. Alebikiya will also address the Standing Committee
on Foreign Affairs and International Development in association with
the Food Security Policy Group, a forum of non-governmental organizations
concerned about the lack of government funding for food security initiatives.
Please RSVP by Thursday, February 1 to Janet
Cater, Tel: (613)237-0180, Ext.214,
Thank you to the over 2,000 Canadians
who purchased $186,000 worth of Gifts That Matter this year. From
goats to chicks to clean water systems, these gifts will make a
huge difference for those living in poverty in the rural communities
According to Janet Cater, Manager
of Fundraising, “Last year,
we were very encouraged by the number of donkeys people purchased,
especially as it was our first year. This year, even more individuals
and whole families chose to make the holiday meaningful by purchasing
CHF’s alternative gifts. In fact, CHF received 60% more donations
this year compared to last year.”
“I was very touched by people’s support,” she
explains. “We had one grandfather who bought a gift for each
of his 11 grandchildren.”
“Other families chose to purchase the nutrition garden for orphans,
which costs $500,” Cater adds. “We had assumed only schools
or classrooms would purchase the garden because of the cost, but clearly
we had underestimated the remarkable generosity of our donors.”
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