19-02-2019 | 
Heidi Knudsen

Doing Good with Eggs

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Together with our sister company, SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP, we support the Project Canaan Egg Farm in the Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), South Africa. 

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We work together with The International Egg Foundation and the charity Heart for Africa in South Africa.

The aim of the project is to improve nutrition through providing access to enhanced technology, supported by training and education programmes, with a view to encouraging entrepreneurship.

Project Canaan is Heart for Africa's 2,500 acre large-scale land development project being used to bring HOPE to the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) by focusing on four key areas: Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education. It provides training and employment, while supporting orphans and vulnerable children on the property and across the nation.

As of July 2018, there were 194 abandoned/orphaned children living at Project Canaan and 280+ people from the surrounding community were employed.  Each Swazi employed is responsible for feeding an average of 13 people at home, meaning actually 3,640 people directly benefit from Project Canaan. The project receive a new baby on average every 12 days.  If this trend continues they will have 268 children living on Project Canaan by the year 2020, so planning is the key word in terms of housing, education, staffing and food production with these numbers in mind. You can learn more about the project via this link:

In 2016, together with our sister company Sanovo Technology Group, we donated a complete boiling machine (supported by solar energy) in 2016 to the Project Canaan. In the past two years in total 3,284,760 hard-boiled eggs have been distributed to children in the area and the orphans living at Project Canaan - all produced on the Sanovo machine. 

eSwatini eggs - toddler home 1    eSwatini eggs - community delivery 2

However, the warm weather in Swaziland has been a challenge and therefore we decided to support the Heart for Africa project for the next 3 years and donate chilling equipment. A Sanovo cooling machine has now arrived to Project Canaan and is being installed. Furthermore, other partners of The International Egg Foundation have worked to extend shelf life of the boiled eggs from several days to weeks. This is achieved by use of the correct recipe of organic compound being added during the boiling process, having the effect of sealing the internal membrane of the egg just inside the shell. This creates a seal around the egg taking shel-life at 30 degrees Celsius in local conditions to between 30 and 60days (Source: Internation Egg Foundation, Project report for January 2017 to July 2018). 

We hope that this donation will benefit the local communities but also to the orphans at Project Canaan even more.

See the movie about the project and Sanovo egg-boiler here.

See the journey of the cooling machine here.