Beginning last week, the World Soy Foundation is sharing a “Spotlight” of a story, partner organization or project each week. Be sure to check us out on Facebook to see the daily posts and pictures about each (posts will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)!
Our week two “Spotlight” is Valley View University in Ghana. This school is in charge of feeding over 400 children each week. Thanks to support from the WSF and DuPont Nutrition and Health, a team of agricultural development and school nutrition professionals first examined opportunities for better nutrition for the kids. This led to a joint effort from the WSF, WhiteWave and ADRA to purchase, transport and intall a VitaGoat soymilk processing machine as well as training operators and supplying a year’s worth of soybeans!
Today, the VitaGoat feeds over 400 kids each week. The school also has enough product from the VitaGoat to sell to the community as a sustainable small enterprise. This project is an example of how the WSF leveraged U.S. soybean farmer contributions and industry support to feed malnourished children, promote sustainable economic development and build a thriving community!