Heart for Africa


Nova Scotia egg farmers handcraft and donate quilts to Swaziland orphanage

One Nova Scotia egg farmer has come up with a unique way to help improve the lives of the less fortunate in Swaziland.

Geneve Newcombe of Cornwallis Farms has challenged her quilting guild to make baby blankets for babies in Swaziland. Her challenge was met by all members of the guild, especially by Elizabeth Biggs who so far has created six beautifully handcrafted quilts. When she initiated the project, Geneve anticipated receiving approximately 20 quilts. She now has over 100.

Some of the quilts were on display at the Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia's Annual General Meeting for producers and industry to see. The quilts will also be on display at the Egg Farmers of Canada Annual General Meeting later this month in Ottawa after which they will be shipped to the babies at the Project Canaan Orphange, in Swaziland, part of the Heart for Africa Charity.

At the EFNS AGM, donations were accepted towards the Heart for Africa charity. EFNS pledged to match that donation. EFNS is pleased to announce that $250 was raised at the AGM and a total of $500 has been donated to Heart for Africa.

About Heart for Africa & Project Canaan

Heart for Africa is humanitarian organization focused on bringing hope to the people of Swaziland by focusing in the areas of Hunger, Orphans, Poverty, and Education (HOPE) through a 2,500 acre farm called Project Canaan.


Heart for Africa brought hope to the region with its large-scale farming project, and safe haven for children. The result is a growing 2,500 acre multi-commodity farm and community that provides care and education to orphaned children, training and employment to the families in the region, and a sustainable source of nutritious food for many.


Project Canaan will expand with the addition of a new egg farm. EFNS is honored to be a contributor to Project Canaan in Swaziland. Once complete, the farm will offer fresh eggs to thousands of people in the community by providing a locally produced protein that's essential for human growth and development.

Click here for more information on Heart for Africa or to donate.

The quilt display for Project Caanan at EFNS's Annual General Meeting.



Nova Scotia egg farmers Elizabeth Biggs (left) and Geneve Newcombe (right)
Two quilts hanging in the centre background were made by Geneve.



Elizabeth and Geneve displaying one of six quilts handcrafted by Elizabeth.