Across the island of Jamaica, areas once covered with shade trees and lush fruit trees are shockingly barren. Deforestation can ravage communities over time when people living in poverty and lacking other resources cut down trees in their desperate search for wood to cook with and build shelter. After years of tree felling, with no […]
Matt Herzel is Food For The Poor’s very talented Multimedia Developer. He traveled to Haiti earlier this year, where he saw how FFPs reforestation efforts are making barren landscapes fruitful once again. By Matt Herzel Travel from the Dominican Republic across the border into Haiti and two things immediately strike you: the beautiful, rugged hills, […]
Mothers in Georgia share how their daughters were inspired to change the lives of families in Guatemala, and the incredible lessons they learned about God’s faithfulness. Christmas greetings from Georgia!!! It is with great joy that we are writing to you today!! Earlier this month, our daughters, Sophie Mausz (age 9) and Emma Sue Loveland […]
A Champion For The Poor recently funded a chicken farm project and, in turn, changed the life of a man named Gerald. Gerald had been working small gardening jobs, but was having trouble earning enough to support his family. Since receiving chickens and a coop as part of the farming project, he has begun to […]
In a country with the highest rates of child malnutrition in our hemisphere, Food For The Poor is supporting initiatives that are helping poor, isolated communities grow more healthy foods.
Our Banana Bark Card program offers employment to talented artisans in Haiti and gives them a chance to earn income to provide for their families. The chance to work offers the hope of a more prosperous future.
One of the many ways FFP works to empower (rural and urban) farmers in Jamaica is through beekeeping. In addition to the benefit beekeepers receive from managing hives and producing honey, the projects are great for the bees themselves. With the alarming trend of bee populations being decimated around the world, healthy beekeeping projects are all […]