June 2019.  Update: The Face-to-Face Project, along with The Charitable Foundation, will begin implementing a 7-month emergency response plan to help several of the flood-damaged communities in the southern region of Malawi.   March 2019.  Update:  Southern Malawi hit by major floods and Cyclone Idai, over 860,000 people impacted.    December 2018.  Update: Since the launch of The Victory Garden Campaign in July of 2016, 21,000 gardens have been created helping feed 63,000 families.   October 2018 . Update: The Face-to-Face Project partners with Sustainable Cambodia to bring Victory Garden Campaign to Cambodia.   August 2018.  Update: The Face-to-Face Project garden facilitators in southern Malawi have created 5,000 victory gardens since December 2017.   5.21.18.  Update: The Face-to-Face Project conducts a 3-day victory garden workshop in Kenya for the  Africa Sand Dam Foundation .   5.1.18.  Update: Since the launch of The Victory Garden Campaign in July of 2016, 15,000 gardens have been created helping 45,000 families.   4.1.18.  Update: The Face-to-Face Project will lead 7 days of permaculture workshops for 120 local village facilitators in April. Workshops will be lead by permaculture expert, Cristiano Marinucci   3.12.18.  Update: The Face-to-Face Project surpasses 10,000 Victory Gardens created in Malawi.   1.19.18.  Update: Since our expansion in the Phalombe District in Oct. 2017, over 700 victory gardens have been created.   1.11.18 . Update: The Face-to-Face Project receives $10,000 donation from the  ALFI Foundation  to support Victory Garden Campaign.

June 2019. Update: The Face-to-Face Project, along with The Charitable Foundation, will begin implementing a 7-month emergency response plan to help several of the flood-damaged communities in the southern region of Malawi.

March 2019. Update: Southern Malawi hit by major floods and Cyclone Idai, over 860,000 people impacted.

December 2018. Update: Since the launch of The Victory Garden Campaign in July of 2016, 21,000 gardens have been created helping feed 63,000 families.

October 2018. Update: The Face-to-Face Project partners with Sustainable Cambodia to bring Victory Garden Campaign to Cambodia.

August 2018. Update: The Face-to-Face Project garden facilitators in southern Malawi have created 5,000 victory gardens since December 2017.

5.21.18. Update: The Face-to-Face Project conducts a 3-day victory garden workshop in Kenya for the Africa Sand Dam Foundation.

5.1.18. Update: Since the launch of The Victory Garden Campaign in July of 2016, 15,000 gardens have been created helping 45,000 families.

4.1.18. Update: The Face-to-Face Project will lead 7 days of permaculture workshops for 120 local village facilitators in April. Workshops will be lead by permaculture expert, Cristiano Marinucci

3.12.18. Update: The Face-to-Face Project surpasses 10,000 Victory Gardens created in Malawi.

1.19.18. Update: Since our expansion in the Phalombe District in Oct. 2017, over 700 victory gardens have been created.

1.11.18. Update: The Face-to-Face Project receives $10,000 donation from the ALFI Foundation to support Victory Garden Campaign.

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MEDIA COVERAGE

april 2018:

BARZA RADIO, FARM RADIO TRUST, APRIL 16, 2018

"Malawi: Farmers make urine and leaf fertilizer to save money"

“I was not able to produce adequate food for my family because I was struggling to buy chemical fertilizer. Now I am able to feed my family. Using proceeds from the harvest where I apply leaf and urine fertilizer, in 2016, I constructed an iron sheet house and this year I intend to [install] electricity in my house.” Mr. Child Daniel Phiri, Chisela Village, Lilongwe

June 2017:

Spore, june 27, 2017

"Victory gardens: boosting farmers' resilience in malawi"

"Susan Manuel, a 35-year-old mother of five, started her home garden in March 2017. She has been using crop residues with goat dung to make organic manure to put on the garden before she plants the vegetable seeds. 'I am getting vegetables on a daily basis without spending money. I have beans, Chinese vegetables, carrot, pumpkin leaves, sweet potatoes and even okra,' she states. Instead of buying vegetables, Manuel now redirects her savings to household necessities and essentials for her children, like school books. 'Traditionally, women have had to travel long distances to look for vegetables. Today, I am home doing other household chores and I can just walk into my garden to get vegetables,' she adds."

MAY 2017:

The Maravi Post, May 23, 2017

"AVERTING FOOD CRISIS WITH VICTORY GARDENS"

"Group Village Headman (GVH) Makulenje of Traditional Authority (T.A.) Chiseka in Lilongwe, testified the success of the Victory Gardens project, saying his subjects are able to sustain their families through the initiative’s proceeds. GVH Mangulenje lauded the initiative’s impact and said the nutrition levels in the communities in his villages, have highly improved for the better."

THE DAILY TIMES, May 22, 2017

“HOME-GROWN FOOD SECURITY TARGETS 150,000”

“Village Head Makulenje from Traditional Authority Chiseka in Lilongwe said they started with only 25 farmers in this permaculture linked initiative. ‘We no longer have to travel long distances looking for relish, especially vegetables. At the moment, we save the money we used to spent on relish and channel it to other household requirements such as soap and salt,’ said Chiseka.”

MBC MALAWI, May 22, 2017

“COMMUNITIES HAIL VICTORY GARDEN PROJECT”

“Chief Makulenje from T/A Tsabango in Lilongwe said the project has taught them to maximize a small land around the house and produce enough for a balanced diet. ‘We are restoring our natural resources because we don't use fertilizer for the vegetables and legumes we plant around the house. We only use waste water used at the household,’ said Chief Makulenje. He added that at first they thought to achieve a balanced diet needs more money but with the project they have realised that a small garden can produce not only vegetables but also legumes and fruits… ‘We are now food secure and our bodies are healthier than before,’ boasted the chief.”

“Another farmer Edison Kumbani from T/A Maliri said to him the Victory Gardens have taught him that indigenous food crops can grow within the home without any problems. ‘Face to Face has empowered us to control pests using natural leaves and we are done with the risky chemicals that we were using for our Dambo cropping. Because the gardens are close to our homes, even the elderly are able to have them,’ said Kumbani.”

THE SUNDAY TIMES, May 21, 2017

“FACE-TO-FACE UPS VICTORY GARDENS REACH”

“With Malawi facing its worst food crisis since 1985 due to severe drought perpetuated by climate variability, this innovative campaign provided long-term, sustainable relief to thousands of families at risk of food shortages as early as August 2016.”

“The Campaign is quite extraordinary as it puts responsibility of families feeding themselves squarely and firmly into the hands of the individual to succeed… It equips rural residents with the knowledge to fight their own war against hunger and drought by changing how they grow food.”

THE MALAWI STAR, MAY 19, 2017

“MALAWI NGO, FACE-TO-FACE ANNOUNCES VICTORY GARDEN CAMPAIGNS”

“Group Village Headman Makulenje of Chiseka in Lilongwe said people in his area are happy with the project saying the nutrition level has highly improved already. ‘We are happy with the project because our lives have completely changed,’ Makulenje said.”

PRESS RELEASES

May 9, 2017:

The FACE-TO-FACE Project ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF VICTORY GARDEN CAMPAIGN — 2-YEAR GOAL IS SCALED UP TO NOW CREATE 50,000 GARDENS TO FEED 150,000 PEOPLE


December 29, 2016: 

Malawi Food Crisis Targeted by The Face-to-Face Project’s Victory Garden Campaign