About Project KANA
Knowledge and Action through Nutrition and Agriculture - KANA for short (which also means ‘food’ in Fijian) is a key project that focusses on delivering resilient crops and food sources, that can withstand the destruction of natural disaster and are also nutritious. Because our neighbours in Fiji are vulnerable to the ever-increasing natural disaster – we work with supporters like you and partners like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fijian Government and local communities, to deliver programmes that support vulnerable children and their families.
In rural coastal communities in Ra and on Koro Island scarce food sources and a lack of nutrient-rich foods, particularly during and following a disaster, are significant barriers to healthy development for young children – but with your help we can ensure children in Fiji have the raw materials and know-how to grow lots of different fruits and vegetables, so they have the nutrients to build and grow healthy minds!
For every $1 donated, the New Zealand Government matches that with $4 for this project, meaning we can reach 5 times the people thanks to your fundraising.
The money you raise will help us give children in Fiji the best chance at a bright future. We’re hoping to raise $50,000 which could cover the cost to build collection centres in coastal Ra and Koro Island. These centres are specially built to provide a secure place for rural Fijian farmers and their families to store and sell the produce they grow for regular income – it’s almost like a supermarket!
Growing a seedling may sound simple but, by doing this you are raising awareness about the struggle to grow food for rural communities affected by disaster. By mobilising your community to give to your fundraising page, you are giving children in Fiji the chance to grow and nurture their own futures.
What’s really exciting is that our projects in Fiji are designed with matched funding from the New Zealand government, so that for every $1 dollar donated the New Zealand government will match that with $4 for this project. Every bit we raise together really does go a long way in helping our neighbours in Fiji.