2017 was another exciting year for Global Orphan Foundation, full of growth and new adventures. We are building something that will quite literally transform lives for orphaned and vulnerable children in the countries we serve. We work for those children. If we do our job well, we’ll create something that matters as much to them as it does to us, and all of our lives will be better for it. Of course, none of this would be possible without our supporters. We have big goals and big dreams at GOF.
We have an opportunity that is rare. Let’s make the most of it together.
On a recent trip to Democratic Republic of Congo, we filmed this quick tour for Insta stories of the Global Orphan Foundation and Farms for Orphans micro insect farm. In case you missed it, here it is!
Remember when you were a kid and there was always that one little kiddo—maybe it was even you—who was always eating bugs? Well, they may have been on to something! In recent years, insect farming, the practice of raising insects for agricultural purposes, has created the possibility for a new food industry. Insects are widely consumed in many parts of the world, including the Democratic republic of Congo, but are not yet farmed. Insect farming offers an innovative opportunity for The Pebble Project Nutrition Program to thrive. This nutrition program, created in partnership with Farms for Orphans, will be one of the first in the Congo to use insect farming as a source of nourishment for orphaned children. Insect farming provides an economical and highly sustainable method for raising high-quality protein, aka bugs. While the thought of eating bugs may sound less than appetizing, companies like Aspire Food Group equate certain flavors to ‘a very spicy Dorito’—we certainly would be open to a nutritionally dense Dorito!