To keep kids in school
Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
We believe that God has plans for these young people - good plans for their lives. This is why we have decided to invest in them. We are starting this chicken farm to earn money to help them get to school. We've purchased some young chickens. This week we are going to purchase 50 more older hens who will start producing eggs in the next month or so.
For now each of the youth takes a shift during the week to feed the chickens - more responsibilities will come later when they start laying eggs, and they will help clean the coop. (This is the job they are most excited for! :) ) The youth also meet together to do a Bible study each week with their team leader.
Joselo and I met with the youth a few days ago. They are so excited to be a part of this team, and eager to get back to school in the fall.
They money we earn this summer will help the youth cover the costs of their school uniforms, notebooks and pencils, etc. next fall. After that, the money earned from the chicken coop will go towards the transportation costs of getting them to school and back each day.
Thanks to all who have helped get this project started. If you would like to contribute financially to this project or others like it, please contact me or follow the instructions for giving below.