Teach Us To Fish You probably know the proverb, "Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime." Well, this proverb defines our next project. Serve Africa is investing into local farming as a pathway to sustainable food security and financial independence. We know we cannot eliminate poverty. However, we can significantly minimize the effects of poverty by attacking poverty from the root. Agriculture does that! An investment into 100 acres of cassava plant will deliver a blow to poverty in a fashion that poverty will never have a chance to triumph.
Goal: $75,000 | Raised: $800
Cassava is a locally grown plant. It's roots (tuber) is widely eaten across Africa, in the US, and in other countries around the world. Cassava can be processed into gari/farina, acheke, and fufu. It can be eaten raw or cooked. When boiled, it can be eaten with gravy as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The processed cassava is marketable internationally. As a result, it has a greater prospect of income generation over a short period of time.
The cassava plant has a reliable farming culture. It is never affected by change in weather, be it increased rainfall or lot of sunshine. It's tuber is ready for harvest within six months of planting. We are raising $75,000 for this project. $40,000 to purchase 100 acres and $35,000 to purchase equipment, develop land, plant crops (cassava), and pay for labor. We need farming equipment and tools including tractors, chain saws, cassava processing machines, etc. Would you make a contribution of $400 toward one acre of land? Or, if you have any of the equipment listed above, you may donate them too.
Serve Africa considers farming as her #1 strategy to help people break free from the cycle of poverty. When people are empowered to locally generate their own food, feed themselves, and raise their own income, they have a greater chance of succeeding in life, thus becoming assets to their society.
Please know that your gifts to this project will have multiplier effects, including jobs, food security, gospel impacts, and generational transformation. Serve Africa is asking for partnership with individuals, churches, and organizations that are passionate about using agriculture to create financial independence and food security for orphans, widows, village pastors, and poor communities.