Food Security

The second step or aspect of the program is agricultural training and support. Orphan families are trained in sustainable agriculture techniques including basic land preparation, planting, care, and harvesting knowledge for traditional crops. Additional techniques of crop rotation, water conservation, crop diversification/non-traditional crops, and organic fertilizers and pesticides are taught as the family progress with its agricultural activates. Orphans are then supported in their agricultural efforts with seed and land preparation.

As crops are harvested and orphans are able to sustainably meet their basic needs, Omwabini helps orphans and communities to organize their surplus harvests for transport to larger area markets for sale and income generation. Omwabini provides OVC families with two seasons of free input support. Omwabini also has its own farmland for food production towards the feeding of the children at the orphanage.