We offer seeds to members of our community in order to fight hunger. This also enables some to earn a living by growing food to sell, so it also contributes to eradicating poverty. In 2023 we intend to improve this project by turning it into ‘seed loans’. This way, those who have benefited from a gift of seeds one year, can repay their ‘loan’ by giving us back some of the seeds from their harvest which we will then be able to loan to someone else.
Poverty in Uganda is what led to animal cruelty because the only reason people keep animals is for money or consumption. But, since the Seedling Project has helped many households in Kassanda District to grow or buy local food, they are changing their minds and moving away from the products of animal cruelty, and towards animal-free food production. We are planting, not only the seeds of food, but also the seeds of positive change and those seeds, we hope, will proliferate.