Imagine assisting some of the poorest, most desperate people on the planet through a global network of Agribusiness Economic Development Centers --all within reach today by the Anglican Communion and other initiative partners.
Imagine giving people the opportunity to raise themselves up from poverty through an extraordinary global initiative.
We are working to create agricultural business incubation programs to alleviate food insecurities in Haiti and other island states through aquaponics. This agribusiness functions around state-of-the-art climate resilient greenhouse farming in areas that import nearly all of their food.
In 2018, FreshMinistries received a gift of $500,000 from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation to create an aquaponics training center in South Africa. The Rt. Rev. Desmond Tutu has lent his support to the project allowing it to be christened the Desmond Tutu Project for Global Hunger.
In addition, FreshMinistries has worked with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti to support agricultural education in northern Haiti and also provided considerable relief assistance during the Haiti earthquake of 2010.
900,000 African youth saved or positively impacted
During the administration of George W. Bush, FreshMinstries received an $11MM PEPFAR grant to battle HIV/AIDS in Africa.
With the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, we created a coalition that continues to work in southern Africa to combat HIV/AIDS. We are proud to have helped launch this continuing program, which:
- Is education-based
- Encourages broad community discourse on the topic of HIV/AIDS
- Reinforces the protective influence of parents and caregivers
- Addresses sexual coercion and exploitation of vulnerable groups, particularly women and children
Youth outreach workers help recruit and train community members to advocate abstinence until marriage and faithfulness after marriage. They work throughout the church province, which includes South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia. Indigenous leaders are also recruited and trained to disseminate positive health messages in age-appropriate ways.
The Harvard School of Public Health reported that 900,000 African youth were either saved or positively impacted by the peer-to-peer HIV/AIDS prevention and anti-stigma education program, created by FreshMinistries and its partners.