Sweet Potato Gardens

In 2017, HopeChest facilitated numerous agricultural projects, including gardens for 45 schools in Uganda, many of them growing sweet potatoes! These gardens are long-term projects that involve young students, their parents, and even community members. A portion of the harvest yielded over two million sweet potatoes, which fed over 23,000 children! In addition to creating increased food security, the agricultural projects in Uganda have enhanced the relationships between HopeChest and the School Management Committees, as well as strengthening the relationships between our in-country staff and the children’s guardians as they worked in the garden together.