A farm is an integral part of the overall vision for Hope of a Nation. In September 2022, thanks to the help of our generous financial partners, we purchased a 6-hectare (appx 15-acre) plot of land in Dondo, Mozambique, to lay the foundation for a farm that will be a blessing to so many people.
This beautiful piece of property is just a 20-minute drive from where our core team is located. It has an abundant water source that has already been dammed to create a lovely pond. The soil is rich and fertile, and it’s a peaceful setting with so much potential!
In mid-September we finalized the purchase and began clearing the underbrush and non-fruit bearing trees to prepare the land for planting. By early October we will have our first ground crops planted (corn and beans)!
Our long-term goals for this farm are multi-faceted, but will include broiler chickens, egg laying hens, goats, fish, traditional in-the-soil crops, and a fruit and moringa tree orchard. It will also include an aquaponics farm inside a greenhouse where we can grow food faster and with only 10% of the water that normal crops require, a huge advantage in drought conditions. There are many other benefits to aquaponics which you can read about here on our website. Once fully developed, this farm will be able to sustain itself.
Here are just some of the ways we plan to use this farm in the future:
This Phase 1 fundraising campaign for $30,000 will allow us to:
We have our qualified farm team ready! We just need the money to get it going!
Our Agricultural Specialist, Pedro, has a master’s degree in agriculture and a passion for planting and growing things.
Our Farm Manager, Joseph, has administrative experience in the agricultural industry, a degree in admin and human resources, and a heavy interest in meeting the nutritional needs of mothers, children, and widows.
Hope of a Nation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Contributions designated for specific projects or programs will be applied to those projects or programs. In the event more contributions are received for a specific project or program than can wisely be applied to it, the remaining funds will be considered unrestricted and will be utilized where most needed.