Heart for Africa - Project Canaan Egg Farm in Eswatini (former Swaziland), South Africa.

How do we contribute?

Hard-boiled egg

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What is Heart for Africa

Janine Maxwell and her husband, Ian, co-founded Heart for Africa, a humanitarian organisation focusing on the areas of Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education in Swaziland. The organisation brought hope to the region with its large-scale farming project for orphaned and abandoned children.

The egg laying operation at Project Canaan farm provide fresh cooked eggs for all the children living on the Project Canaan farm, and also help thousands of people by providing high-quality, locally produced protein that’s essential for human growth and development. The eggs produced feed and supplement a feeding program that delivers 74,000 hand-packed meals every month to rural areas through a network of 30 churches.

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New donation

New donation

We are proud of being part of Project Canaan / Heart for Africa in Eswatini and the tremendous work they are doing for the local community and children. We have therefore decided to continue our support of the project - this year with 10.000 USD.

For this amount, Project Canaan / Heart for Africa can continue:
• the employment of the persons who deliver the hard-boiled eggs to the 30 schools and churches whom they partner with.
• feeding the hens on the farm, as the feed prices have become very expensive.
• using the solar panels on the roof of the house where the cooking and cooling machines from us are placed. Two of the solar panels need repair as they were ruined during extreme weather.

Check out the video where the supervisor Sifiso Nkambule gives you a tour around the barn and explains the impact of our donation. Lucky Manyatsi and Phindile Mkwanazi, who deliver the hard-boiled eggs, share how this job has impacted their lives and the lives of their families.

Video greeting - 2022

Video greeting - 2022

We have received a very nice video from IEF, in which they thank us and our employees for our long time contribution to the project.


2018 update
2018 update

The past 2 years in total 3,284,760 hard-boiled eggs have been distributed to children in need in the surrounding areas and to the orphans living at Project Caanan - all processed on our machine.

In November 2018 a new donation from SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP and SANOVO EGG GROUP arrived in Swaziland - an egg cooling machine. The warm weather in Swaziland has been a challenge and a solution to cool down the eggs was needed. We have therefore decided to support the Heart for Africa project for the next 3 years with the installation and delivery of a cooling machine.

We hope that this can benefit the local communities but also to the orphans at Project Caanan even more, and we are very proud to be partner in this amazing project.

2017 update
2017 update

Heart for Africa recently celebrated the first anniversary of the egg operation, the farm has been operating since January 2016 where it welcomed its first flock of 2,500 hens. The second flock of 2,500 hens arrived in early July 2016.

The farm is already preparing for its first flock change. Given that the two flocks where placed six months apart, Heart for Africa staff are able to maintain continuous production while placing a new flock. In addition, the hens can be used as a multipurpose, which brings an additional source of nutrition to the community and income to the farm.

We have received an updated video from the project where we see the benefits of eggs for children living on the farm and in the surrounding areas - have a look below.

Article in World Poultry Magazine
Article in World Poultry Magazine

Article by Kirsten Graumans, World Poultry

Report from Swaziland published in World Poultry, August 2016, regarding Project Canaan.

Official opening 2016
Official opening 2016

In June 2016 the Project Canaan egg farm officially opened. Vicky Engsted from SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP attended the festivities and took part in the celebration of the donated boiling and cooling machine.
Read the story about the project and get unique insight into her journey to Swaziland.

Time-lapse of assembly
Time-lapse of assembly

See how the machine was assembled in our factory by following the link below to a time-lapse movie.

From drawing to installation
From drawing to installation

The machine is specially designed by our engineers in order to accommodate local conditions. Watch our small movie to see how it all started with a drawing on the computer to the actual installation of the machine in Swaziland.

Pictures from the installation
We are onsite and ready to install
Solar cells on the roof
Solar cells on the roof (part 2)
Happy people
The machine is now up and running
Eggs are being cooked
Official opening of the farm
Homestead visits
Things is put into perspective
Visit to a church
The pastor and the small community church

We spread good karma with eggs

Heart for Africa - Project Canaan Egg Farm in Swaziland, South Africa