5 Freedom Priorities in 2022
FARM STEW Uganda
To successfully shape change, we continually work on the following projects.
“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” - Galatians 5:13-14
Our FARM STEW Board of Directors has established the 5 Freedom Priorities that guide our efforts:
Priority 1: Freedom from Dependency
Freedom from dependency is about more than teaching a man to fish; it empowers families to thrive! Our FARM STEW trainers teach classes that emphasize Farming, Attitude, Rest, Meals, Temperance, and Enterprise practices and mindsets that promote sustainable self-sufficiency.
- Sustainable gardens and farms
- Self-sustaining businesses
- Thriving families
Priority 2: Freedom from Shame
Freedom from Shame promotes Sanitation, providing menstrual hygiene education and supplies, helping girls stay in school, and now includes support for latrines, providing privacy and safety for families.
- Help girls stay in school
- Promote latrine privacy
- Encourage safety for families
Priority 3: Freedom from Drudgery & Disease
Freedom from Drudgery & Disease promotes Water, Sanitation, and Meals by providing accessible clean water sources for communities, either by drilling or repairing wells, and by promoting efficient, low-smoke and solar cookstoves that make preparing food more safe, convenient, and affordable than the typical open fire used by millions.
- Clean Drinking Water and Efficient Cookstoves
- Less Water-Related and Respiratory Illness
- More Time for Important Matters
Priority 4: Freedom to Share
Freedom to Share promotes the training of trainers (TOT) with the FARM STEW Recipe Curriculum that contains detailed guidance for the recipe for abundant life. The lessons are designed so our partners (organizations, universities, and individuals) can effectively share the recipe in their context and language.
- Equipped FARM STEW trainers
- Spread the Recipe in different languages
- Share resources electronically or in print
Priority 5: Freedom to Grow
Freedom to Grow by operating health food manufacturing or agricultural related Enterprises in the countries where we work. These businesses, ie FARM STEW Foods, will help fund the work of FARM STEW while also providing markets for local small farmers and nutritious food products in areas with significant levels of malnutrition.
- Tackle malnutrition with locally grown food businesses
- Re-invest in the community/buy from local farmers
- Expand health food product marketing and sales