Saskatchewan’s egg farmers
help children in southern Africa
Saskatchewan’s egg farmers take pride in providing local eggs in our province, but they are also delivering nutrition to children in eSwatini, which until recently was known as Swaziland, bordering South Africa and Mozambique.
Heart for Africa’s Project Canaan is a sustainable farm and home to 191 orphaned and abandoned children in eSwatini. Egg Farmers of Canada helped establish an egg farm at Project Canaan to provide a high-quality source of protein and essential nutrients for the children’s home and surrounding communities.
Saskatchewan Egg Producers (SEP) recently purchased a new egg-delivery truck, which is used to deliver eggs and meal packs to thousands of children and families in communities and rural homesteads throughout eSwatini every week.
“I just got back from visiting eSwatini and seeing firsthand the incredible difference made every day by Project Canaan’s egg farm and especially the egg-delivery truck that Saskatchewan’s egg farmers donated,” said SEP Executive Director Cam Broten. “At the home for orphaned and abandoned children, at rural homesteads and at community feeding centres, eggs are filling kids’ bellies, putting smiles on their faces and playing a part in ensuring a brighter future.”
“The hundreds of families involved in egg farming in Saskatchewan love giving back and doing good, both here at home through regular donations to local food banks and nutrition programs, and halfway around the world through supporting desperately needed nutrition programs in southern Africa,” said Broten. “For Saskatchewan’s egg farmers, natural goodness is about more than just the nutritious eggs they deliver – it’s also about caring for one another, making a difference and feeding the hungry.”