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So often “helping” can hurt if not done in the right way. In Malawi “helping the needy” over decades created a dependency syndrome which resulted in apathy and a lack of dignity and creativity among many needy families. In a year of famine; with so many being hungry around us; how do we respond in a Godly manner?
Mr. Mondiwa is a widower without employment who live in a rural village and he is not hungry! This past growing season (a season of draught) Mr. Mondiwa produced more than enough food to sustain himself for a entire year while others around him ran out of food within a few months. He is one of the farmers who has been taught in Foundations for Farming and has become an inspiration to many farmers in the same village
YWAM is working in partnership with crown ministries on this trans-formative project. We identified five needy communities where we are targeting 200 families in each to benefit from an empowerment outreach. These communities are in Machinga, Phalombe, Salima, Thyolo and Zomba. Each community is sending four farmers for two weeks intensive training at the Crown Stewardship School. After being trained they will return to their communities and train 200 families how to grow 52 lines of maize (one line for every week of the year) at a very high standard. Those trained will receive seed & Fertilizer packs. From each line they can harvest 15kg of maize, enough to feed them for a week. In December the same families will receive 20kg of high nutritious porridge to provide energy for working well. With sufficient rain each family will harvest enough to feed themselves for the next year!
The sponsorship for every family to have 20kg of porridge each has already been given. This will help them eat in the height of the hunger months before the harvest, but your partnership will provide food for the whole of next year. $20 will buy the seed and fertilizer needed to feed a family. If you want to give to provide such an amazing gift to empower those most in need, use the following ways to give.
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