I hope you and your families are keeping safe and healthy. On January 1st, I never thought I would write this email.
Undoubtedly, 2020 has been difficult in many respects. Yet, despite the challenges facing humanity, hunger and malnutrition crises remain at the top of the list of concerns in virtually every part of the globe.
While the world’s population is on the way to reach 9 billion during our generation, global warming and its damaging consequences has made it even more difficult to feed everyone, and the ongoing pandemic threatens millions of people that now need your help. Meanwhile, desperation and hardship is forcing many to cultivate, relying on non-sustainable methods that are rapidly degrading our environment – our future source of food.
Since you care about ending world hunger, I wanted to share with you some of the challenges GODAN is facing —and where we could use your help to make a difference.
In all honesty, funding for our programs has decreased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some individuals, major funders and grant-making foundations have had to withdraw their support.
Fortunately, a few generous donors have joined us, but there is still a void to be filled. Given the state of affairs, we may be forced to restrict the scope of our work.
Against this background, we are seeking to raise $1,000,000 by December 30, 2020 to ensure the continuation of essential programs so that we can continue to help the most vulnerable populations.
I should mention that this is not charity – this is about investing in our future.
We at GODAN believe in mankind’s ingenuity, talent, desire and capacity to build a pathway to universal nutrition security – based on sustainable and environmentally sound agricultural practices – and a better life for all.